Building a full Node.js website in the FaaS world: Serverless Framework + AWS Lambda

Yoram Griguer
Jun 19 · 13 min read

A little bit of context


What is Serverless?

Serverless on AWS

What about Serverless Framework?


Quick overview of our architecture


Our feedback after several months

Run phase

Stability/Scalability

Cold starts and response time issues…

…especially if you play with VPCs

Fast deployment

Monitoring

100% availability on the last 30 days!

Development phase

Ease of use

Offline vs Online

Serverless Framework vs AWS SAM

Impacts on technical choices

Multiple languages

Pay attention to the size of your packages

Impacts on organizational choices

Mono-repo / Mono-stack

Mono-repo / Multi-stack

Multi-repo

Our choice, and our plan

Cost considerations


Conclusion


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