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Getting started with Serverless Framework

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The Serverless Framework allows us to abstract away quite a bit of the complexity from setting up lambda functions and the necessary events to execute them, especially through the API gateway.

In this blog post we look at how to set up a simple project to use the serverless framework.

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Updating to the Latest Version of Serverless

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The Serverless Framework is a free open source framework that allows us to easily build applications on cloud providers like AWS using serverless computing.

As you may remember, it needs to be installed globally which means we need to do the update globally and we’ll need to potentially update all of our projects for any breaking changes.

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Setting CloudWatch Rentention Policies in Serverless

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The serverless default for CloudWatch Logs is to keep the logs forever. CloudWatch Logs are pretty expensive to keep around indefinitely. In the serverless.yml file, we’re able to set how long the cloudwatch logs are kept for. I recommend keeping them for at least 7 days but 30 days is probably more ideal.

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What is Serverless Computing

What is Serverless Computing

In the ten years or so that I have been programming professionally, there’s been significant changes to the way we did things whether it be the way we developed software, the way we managed software, or the environments we used to execute our code. Over time, these changes have become increasingly more and more dramatic to the point where it’s now possible to run a company and maintain almost no actual servers.

For the last 18 months or so, I have been working with “serverless computing” which is an incredibly encompassing buzzword for a lot of different technologies and techniques.
Serverless computing is a very large break from the traditional way we developed software and deployed software to servers. Serverless computing is basically an architecture where code is stored and executed by a fully managed provider. Continue reading

What is the Serverless Framework?

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The Serverless Framework is a free open source framework that allows us to easily build applications on cloud providers like AWS using serverless computing. By utilizing Serverless development and IT operations teams are able to quickly build functions and the events that will trigger them.

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