Getting started with Serverless and AWS

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Challenge: To install and deploy a Serverless service to AWS.

Pre-requisites: NodeJs, NPM, AWS Account, VS Code.

Difficulty Level: Medium

We'll be covering five major steps to achieve our goal.

0. Introduction.

What is Serverless

Serverless computing is a method of providing backend services on an as-used basis. A serverless provider allows users to write and deploy code without the hassle of worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

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1. Setup AWS.

You need an AWS Account to deploy your Serverless Service.

After you've signed up for AWS, let's move to create a new IAM user.

1. Dashboard > IAM > Add User 2. Create User

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2. Setup Serverless.

To get started with Serverless, we need to install Serverless on our machines.

1. Install Serverless

npm -g i serverless

2. Configure serverless

serverless config credentials --provider was --key <YOUR ACCESS KEY> --secret <YOUR SECRET ACCESS KEY>

3. Initialize a Serverless Project.

1. Setup Serverless Project

serverless create --template aws-nodejs --path sl-project

Note: You can set whatever name you want to your project, I've chosen sl-project

2. Configure Project

cd sl-project && code .

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4. Deploy to AWS.

To deploy our serverless service to AWS, run the following command.

sls deploy

Note: sls is short for serverless

To check your deployment, head to your Dashboard > Lambda and you'll see your service deployed there.

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Congrats! We've successfully created and deployed our serverless function to AWS. More tutorials on AWS & Serverless coming soon.

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