As developers, we are used to being able to play around with dev stuff on our machines. Try a few things. Experiment with new libraries and code. But when it comes to Serverless and things being deployed into the cloud, don’t we need to be more careful?

Nope! With just a few minor practices and a little knowledge, Serverless becomes an awesome playground so instead of having to constantly read what others have done, we can instead just try something ourselves. And if we hit a road block, or it doesn’t go as intended, we can just start from scratch!

All hail the free tier

Due to the fact that AWS has the best performing Functions as a Service product, Lambda, as well as the most diverse suite of managed services to use with your functions, it has become the defacto platform for building Serverless applications. This has another advantage, however.

AWS provides a lot of permanent free tiers for many of the services that you would use when building a Serverless application. This means that you get a pretty generous amount of resources per month that last beyond the usual 1 year limit. These include:


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