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Serverless Applications with Node.js

Using AWS Lambda and Claudia.js

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book


Serverless Applications with Node.js walks you through building serverless apps on AWS using JavaScript. Inside, you'll discover what Claudia.js brings to the table as you build and deploy a scalable event-based serverless application, based around a pizzeria that's fully integrated with AWS services, including Lambda and API Gateway. Each chapter is filled with exercises, examples, tips, and more to make sure you're ready to bring what you've learned into your own work.

Foreword by Gojko Adzic.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

The benefits of cloud-hosted serverless web apps are undeniable: lower complexity, quicker time to market, and easier scalability than traditional, server-dependent designs. And thanks to JavaScript support in AWS Lambda and powerful new serverless API tools like the Claudia.js library, you can build and deploy serverless apps end to end without learning a new language.

About the Book

Serverless Applications with Node.js teaches you to design and build serverless web apps on AWS using JavaScript, Node, and Claudia.js. You'll master the basics of writing AWS Lambda functions, along with core serverless patterns like API Gateway. Along the way, you'll practice your new skills by building a working chatbot and a voice assistant with Amazon Alexa. You'll also discover techniques for migrating existing apps to a serverless platform.

What's inside

  • Authentication and database storage
  • Asynchronous functions
  • Interesting real-world examples
  • Developing serverless microservices

About the Reader

For web developers comfortable with JavaScript and Node.js.

About the Author

Slobodan Stojanović and Aleksandar Simović are AWS Serverless Heroes and core contributors to the Claudia.js project. They are also coauthors of Desole, an open source serverless errortracking tool, and the lead developers of Claudia Bot Builder.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - Serverless pizzeria

  1. Introduction to serverless with Claudia
  2. Building your first serverless API
  3. Asynchronous work is easy, we Promise()
  4. Pizza delivery: Connecting an external service
  5. Houston, we have a problem!
  6. Level up your API
  7. Working with files
  8. PART 2 - Let's talk

  9. When pizza is one message away: Chatbots
  10. Typing... Async and delayed responses
  11. Jarvis, I mean Alexa, order me a pizza
  12. Paying for pizza
  13. Migrating to serverless
  14. Real-world case studies
  15. appendix A - Installation and configuration
  16. appendix B - Facebook Messenger, Twilio, and Alexa configuration
  17. appendix C - Stripe and MongoDB setup
  18. appendix D - The pizza recipe

About The Authors

Slobodan Stojanovic is CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio based in Montreal Canada, and JS Belgrade meetups co-organizer. He is involved with a few open source projects, including Claudia.js. He is also a conference speaker.

Aleksandar Simovic is a consultant and engineer, working mostly for large Swiss insurance companies. He is one of the co-organizers of JS Belgrade, one of the biggest JavaScript communities in South Europe. Aleksandar is a conference speaker and on

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (February 12, 2019)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638356172

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