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Serverless Applications with Node.js walks you through building serverless apps on AWS using JavaScript. Inside, you’ll create a full project designed to help you understand and apply general serverless design principles and concepts.

Along the way, you’ll also discover what Claudia brings to the table as you build and deploy a scalable event-based serverless application that is fully integrated with AWS services including Lambda and API Gateway.

You’ll learn to simplify the design and development process so you can focus on getting your application deployed as fast as possible without sacrificing quality.

Plus, you’ll learn how to migrate your existing Express apps to serverless!

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What’s inside

  • Creating a serverless API using AWS Lambda and Claudia.js
  • Doing authentication and database storage in a serverless way
  • Creating a chatbot for multiple platforms
  • Building a voice assistant with Amazon Alexa
  • Developing microservices with Node.js, AWS Lambda, S3, and more

About the reader

Written for beginner and intermediate web developers comfortable with JavaScript and Node.js. Some prior experience with AWS is required.

Table of contents

Part 1: Serverless Pizzeria

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1 Introduction to serverless with Claudia

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2 Building your first serverless API

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3 Asynchronous work is easy, we Promise()

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4 Pizza delivery: Connecting an external service

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5 Houston, we have a problem!

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6 Level up your API

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7 Working with files

Part 2: Let’s Talk

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8 When pizza is one message away: Chatbots

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9 Typing…​ Async and delayed responses

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10 Jarvis, I mean Alexa, order me a pizza

Part 3: Next Steps

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11 Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

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12 Paying for pizza

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13 Migrating your existing Express.js app to AWS Lambda

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14 Migrating to serverless

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15 Real-world case studies

Appendixes

Appendix A: Installation and configuration

Appendix B: Facebook Messenger, Twilio, and Alexa configuration

Appendix C: Stripe and MongoDB setup

Appendix D: The pizza recipe