Amazon Web Services (AWS) has emerged as one of the most popular platforms for building apps with serverless technology. But you need to remember that going serverless with AWS never means going literally serverless. All that you are getting is freedom from the overhead server load and responsibility of provisioning, maintaining, and administering servers. Well, in that sense it is a pretty helpful technology for development projects of all types. Here through the length of this post, we are going to explain various aspects of utilising AWS serverless app development.
If you are an AWS development company you already know how the platform helps with a robust collection of products that can effectively replace the traditional server functions for the applications. But we should begin with the basics. What exactly is AWS Serverless? Well, AWS Serverless refers to the cluster of AWS tools and services to build apps that no longer will depend upon servers.
Now the obvious question is, how to build serverless web applications and how AWS can help accomplish this. The biggest advantage of this architecture is that developers can write code in their preferred ways without worrying about provisioning or configuring servers. Using the AWS Serverless Platform means that all the worries of server management will be handled by AWS so that you can just focus on developing the application.
Let’s begin by listing out of the box tools AWS platform offers to the developers.
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Now let us provide a brief guide on building your serverless web application with these five different modules.
Now that various modules and development steps are explained, we will look into the various serverless architecture tiers.
To explain the development method of serverless applications, we are taking a use case of a three-tier serverless application. Such three-tier architecture will be useful because of its popularity across user-focused apps.
The presentation tier basically represents the View part of the application. For this tier, you can use S3 for static website hosting needs. static website. Let’s look at the quick steps of configuring an S3 bucket for static website hosting
The logic tier of a three-tier architecture represents the business logic that runs an application. This tier will use two core services for serverless, respectively as API Gateway and Lambda.
By making use of AWS Lambda as per the logic tier, you actually get a wide number of options for data storage for the data tier. The DynamoDB option stands out because of the following benefits.
AWS serverless architecture has just started to look as an indomitable technology solution for the web app developers in the years to come. It is too early to say, but the technology looks really ahead of competition from other cloud platforms.
WRITTEN BY: Atman Rathod
Atman Rathod is the Founding Director at CMARIX Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., a leading web and mobile app development company with 17+ years of experience. Having…
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