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  • Comprehend the popular design patterns currently being used with serverless architectures
  • Understand the various design options and corresponding implementations for serverless web application APIs
  • Learn multiple patterns for data-intensive serverless systems and pipelines, including MapReduce and Lambda Architecture
  • Learn how to leverage hosted databases, queues, streams, storage services, and notification services
  • Understand error handling and system monitoring in a serverless architecture a serverless architecture
  • Learn how to set up a serverless application for continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment

Serverless applications handle many problems that developers face when running systems and servers. The serverless pay-per-invocation model can also result in drastic cost savings, contributing to its popularity. While it's simple to create a basic serverless application, it's critical to structure your software correctly to ensure it continues to succeed as it grows. Serverless Design Patterns and Best Practices presents patterns that can be adapted to run in a serverless environment. You will learn how to develop applications that are scalable, fault tolerant, and well-tested.

The book begins with an introduction to the different design pattern categories available for serverless applications. You will learn the trade-offs between GraphQL and REST and how they fare regarding overall application design in a serverless ecosystem. The book will also show you how to migrate an existing API to a serverless backend using AWS API Gateway. You will learn how to build event-driven applications using queuing and streaming systems, such as AWS Simple Queuing Service (SQS) and AWS Kinesis. Patterns for data-intensive serverless application are also explained, including the lambda architecture and MapReduce.

This book will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop scalable and resilient serverless applications confidently.

  • Learn the details of popular software patterns and how they are applied to serverless applications
  • Understand key concepts and components in serverless designs
  • Walk away with a thorough understanding of architecting serverless applications
Page Count 260
Course Length 7 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781788620642
Date Of Publication 11 Apr 2018


Brian Zambrano

Brian Zambrano is a software engineer and architect with a background cloud-based SAAS application architecture, design, and scalability. Brian has been working with AWS consistently since 2009. For the past several years, he has focused on cloud architecture with AWS using serverless technologies, microservices, containers, and the vast array of AWS services.

Brian was born and bred in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently resides in Fort Collins, CO with his wife and twin boys.