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Secure Your AWS Lambdas with TypeScript

In the previous part of this series, we optimized our Lambda function. However, our API is open to the public — anyone with the URL can use it and get a response. In this take, we are going to secure our API using a tool called Amazon Cognito. This will only allow authenticated users access to our endpoints. Ready? Let’s go!


US-East region is live: deploy your apps in Washington, DC

Our US-East region is now available to deploy all your full-stack apps and APIs! 🇺🇸 Connect a Git repository, select your region, we will build your app and run it inside of MicroVMs on top of high-performance BareMetal servers in the most interconnected location worldwide: Washington, US-East. Sign up and give it a try!


New Frankfurt location: deploy high-performance apps in Europe

Today, we are super excited to announce the grand opening of our Frankfurt core location in Germany! 🇩🇪🇪🇺 All users can now deploy their applications in the heart of Europe with one click, or API call, and enjoy all of the platform's features with the same pricing. Give it a try, sign up and deploy your full-stack apps now! As usual, we will seamlessly deploy your services across a fleet of high-performance MicroVMs running on top of BareMetal servers.


MerLoc - Local Debugging for Serverless Applications: Why and How

Offering quick deployment, scalability, and a broad range of supported tools, serverless applications are becoming increasingly popular. Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plans offered by most cloud services help minimize costs, adding a financial incentive as the cherry on top of the developer’s cake. But as we know, software engineering is a game of trade-offs, and serverless architectures come with their own challenges.


What is continuous deployment?

After working on a new feature or an improvement, it's normal that you want to deliver these changes to your users as fast as possible. Depending on your deployment pipeline, confidently deploying changes to production might include coordinating with whoever is leading on-call, getting their approval, manually deploying your changes, spending hours to monitor how it goes, and performing a rollback in case something goes wrong.


AWS Lambdas with TypeScript: Improve the Dev Experience

In part one of this series, we successfully built a TypeScript Lambda on the AWS cloud. But we left a lot of room for improvement in terms of the developer experience. For starters, the Lambda didn’t run on a local machine, which is cumbersome. The code we wrote is also not testable, which makes refactoring hard or, at least, dangerous. In this take, let’s focus on improving the developer experience. The goal is to make the code more robust and easier to work with. Ready?