AWS Serverless APIs & Apps - A Complete Introduction
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- Build, secure and run APIs without managing any servers using AWS API Gateway and Lambda
- Host SPAs without managing any servers
- Add user authentication to serverless applications
- Run code on-demand in the cloud
Let me introduce you to this course, its goals and what you're going to learn!
This course is about serverless computing. But what does that actually mean? This lecture takes a closer look.
With the theory out of the way, let's build our first serverless API. For that, we'll need an account though - time to create one!
This course covers AWS - are there no alternatives? Yes there are, this lecture outlines why AWS is chosen amongst them.
This lecture will walk you through the structure of the course and show what you can expect from it.
Obviously, you want to get the most out of this course. In this lecture, I'll share some extremely important guidelines on how to achieve that.
- You should have a basic understanding about what AWS (Amazon Web Services) is or bring the willingness to learn more about them alongside taking this course
- You will need a credit card to create an AWS account
- You should have a basic understanding about what APIs and SPAs (Single-Page-Applications) are and what role they play in modern web development
- You don't need to be anything close to an AWS expert!
- You don't need to have advanced API/ SPA knowledge!
Serverless computing will shape the future of web development since it allows you to get rid of many issues "traditional" web hosting poses.
Now's the time to dive into this exciting new technology!
Unlike in traditional web hosting, where you spin up servers, configure them and then deploy your code, in serverless applications, you don't manage any servers! Instead, you only provide your code and define when it should get executed. Done!
Without managing any servers, you typically pay way less (since you got no overhead capacity), can react much better to incoming traffic spikes and don't have to worry about server security!
For these very reasons, it's no wonder that serverless computing is on the rise, with more and more companies adopting it! Learn it now to gain an edge and either use it for your own projects or apply for high-paid jobs!
What does this course offer then?
This course will introduce you to serverless computing and then quickly dive into how to build serverless apps with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Specifically, you will learn:
how you can build a REST API without worrying about servers, using AWS API Gateway
to set up your on-demand code via AWS Lambda
how to execute that Lambda code whenever incoming requests reach your defined REST endpoints
how you can store data in a database - naturally without managing any database servers!
We won't stop there though! Instead, you'll then dive even deeper into serverless computing and learn:
how you can add user authentication to your existing frontend apps and how you can then also protect your REST API against unauthenticated access with ease!
how you can easily integrate a complete user sign up & sign in flow (including user confirmation) into ANY app (web app, iOS or Android app!) with AWS Cognito
how to deploy your web app in a serverless manner
how to speed up the delivery of your static web app assets
how to secure your serverless app
what else you can build with the services covered in this course and which other services might be interesting to you
where to dive deeper regarding advanced development workflows
and much more!
Is this course for you?
Now that you know what this course offers, is it the right choice for you? Which skills should you bring?
This course is absolutely the right choice for you if you're interested in providing great web applications without worrying about the provisioning of servers.
It's also the right choice if you already got experience as a system administrator but are interested in keeping up with the latest developments and the many new possibilities serverless computing offers.
You will need some basic AWS knowledge, or the willingness to dive deeper into AWS alongside taking this course. Additionally, a credit card is required for signing up to AWS.
Finally, you should be familiar with APIs and SPAs (Single-Page-Applications) and which role they play in today's web development environment. You don't need to know how to create them though.
I'd be very happy to welcome you on board!
- Anyone who's interested in focusing on the core business logic instead of the infrastructure needed to run an API and/ or SPA
- Anyone who wants to use modern techniques to create highly scalable and extremely cost-efficient web apps
- Anyone who works with APIs and/ or SPAs on a regular basis and wants to learn how to create flexible and cost-effective web apps
- Every developer who loves the "Dev" in "DevOps" but would be happy to make the "Ops" part easier