AWS Serverless APIs & Apps - A Complete Introduction [Video]

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By Maximilian Schwarzmüller
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About this video

This course will introduce you to serverless computing and then quickly dive into how to build serverless apps with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Specifically, you will learn:

  • To build a REST API without worrying about servers, using AWS API Gateway
  • Set up your on-demand code via AWS Lambda 
  • Execute Lambda code whenever incoming requests reach your defined REST endpoints
  • Store data in a database - naturally without managing any database servers!

We won't stop here though! Instead, you'll then dive even deeper into serverless computing and learn:

  • To add user authentication to your existing frontend apps and how you can then also protect your REST API against unauthenticated access with ease!
  • how you can easily integrate a complete user sign up & sign in flow (including user confirmation) into ANY app (web app, iOS or Android app!) with AWS Cognito
  • Deploy your web app in a serverless manner
  • Speed up the delivery of your static web app assets

Secure your serverless app

What else you can build with the services covered in this course and which other services might be interesting to you were to dive deeper regarding advanced development workflows.

The code bundle for this video course is available at

Style and Approach

This course will teach you to master the AWS Serverless APIs & Apps in depth, with practical examples.

Publication date:
October 2018
7 hours 19 minutes




What is AWS?


What is Serverless Development?


AWS Signup & First Serverless API


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About the Author

  • Maximilian Schwarzmüller

    Maximilian Schwarzmüller started out as a web developer at the age of 13 and has never stopped learning new programming skills and languages. Early on, he started creating websites for friends and just for fun as well. This passion has continued and lead to his decision to working as a freelance web developer and consultant. The success and fun he has in this job are immense and really keep that passion alive. Although he started web development on the backend (PHP with Laravel, NodeJS) he has become more and more of a frontend developer using modern frameworks like React, Angular, or VueJS 2 in a lot of projects. He loves both worlds nowadays! As a self-taught developer, he had the chance to broaden his horizons by studying Business Administration in which he holds a Master's degree. That enabled him to work in a major strategy consultancy as well as a bank. While learning that he enjoys development more than these fields, the time in this sector greatly improved his overall experience and skills. As a self-taught professional he knows the difficult topics when learning new things or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enable him to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics. Whether working as a development instructor or teaching Business Administration he always receives great feedback. He finds the most rewarding experience is to see how people find new, better jobs, build awesome web applications, acquire amazing projects or simply enjoy their hobby with the help of his content.

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