Deploy Serverless Next.js to AWS with Terraform 1.1

Terraform for better or worse is frequently updated with new versions. Many of these introduce incompatibilities with previous versions that require manual rework of Terraform definitions as well as require updating the local or remote Terraform state. I originally developed a solution for deploying Next.js to AWS using Terraform version 0.12 and that has been … Continue reading Deploy Serverless Next.js to AWS with Terraform 1.1

Serverless API with TypeScript on AWS

There are many ways to stand up a REST API. Nearly every programming language provides a way for us to develop a simple web server, such as Express.js, Go Gin or Python Flask. However, with the advent of serverless computing, we need to rethink some of the fundamentals of how APIs are developed and deployed. … Continue reading Serverless API with TypeScript on AWS

TypeScript Types for AWS Lambda

TypeScript is an excellent language for writing AWS Lambda functions. Its flexible static typing allows for high developer productivity and since it can be transpiled into JavaScript, our code can be bundled into small deployment packages that allow for fast Lambda cold starts, without need for keeping 'warm' instances of our lambdas. I have recently … Continue reading TypeScript Types for AWS Lambda

TypeScript Monorepo with Yarn and Project References

Please find an updated and extended version of this post here: The Ultimate Guide to TypeScript┬áMonorepos. Project references in TypeScript are an amazing feature for building complex TypeScript projects. They enable dividing a large project into smaller, indepedent modules and thereby improving code organisation as well as compile times; since it is easier for TypeScript … Continue reading TypeScript Monorepo with Yarn and Project References

Next.js 11 Images with Static Export

Next.js 11 includes an exciting new feature for dynamically optimising images using the <Image> tag. Unfortunately, this new feature does not play nicely with exporting a static version of the Next.js app using yarn next export by its very design. This is not great for serverless deployments, which often will rely on uploading the static … Continue reading Next.js 11 Images with Static Export

Lambda Go Starter Project

Serverless development allows deploying low-cost, low-maintenance applications. Go is an ever-more popular language for developing backend applications. With first rate support both in AWS Lambda and GCP Cloud Functions, Go is an excellent choice for serverless development. Unfortunately, setting up a flexible infrastructure and efficient deployment pipelines for Serverless applications is not always easy. Especially … Continue reading Lambda Go Starter Project