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Serverless Express API Boilerplate

About nine months ago, we started development on a Node.js Serverless application hosted (if that is the proper term for serverless) on AWS Lambda. I started laying the architecture by writing code directly in the Lambda console, then I progressed to uploading zip files of the code, and then, finally, I found the Serverless framework. Before Serverless, I would manually (or via a script) create API endpoints in AWS API Gateway and then hook them up to the appropriate Lambda function.

A Recipe for a Long Weekend - AWS Route53, GoDaddy, and the Dark Side

Do not underestimate the power of the dark side – Vader Recently, I transfered the DNS for several sites from GoDaddy over to AWS Route53 Hosted Zones. As is typical for most good devs, I over-optimistically thought that critical updates on Friday would be fine - I know what I’m doing, right? To start the process, I went to the GoDaddy DNS console for each site and selected the option to export a zone file.