Sean Wade

Sean Wade


How to Become a Serverless Developer in 2022

5 steps to become a Serverless Developer in 2022

If you want to learn about serverless and how to become a serverless developer then this is the video for you.

0:00 Intro
00:43 5 Steps Overview
3:11 Solid JavaScript / Python
5:34 Pick Your Framework
10:19 Follow a Tutorial
11:43 Learn about the Service
13:10 Build Your Own Projects
14:50 Repeat steps 3-5
15:56 Outro
16:16 Member Shoutout

How to Become a Serverless Developer in 2022

Serverless Development has been around since the release of AWS Lambda in 2014, but in the last few years things have exploded.

Startups and smart tech companies have started taking advantage of the scalability, reliability, and power of serverless to rapidly grow – and now they need more serverless developers than ever.

Being a "Serverless Developer" means you build solutions with managed services from the likes of AWS, Google Cloud (GCP), or Azure. You build solutions by piecing together different services and running all of your business logic in AWS Lambda or CGP Cloud Functions instead of on a server.

With your cloud platform dealing with almost all of the operations (security, redundancy, scalability, and networking), you're left to focus on building the best solutions you can. This means features can be built quicker and companies don't need to hire operations specialists.

This article will cover the 5 steps to learning how to become a serverless developer so you can build some kick-butt products.

In Summary

  1. Have solid JavaScript or Python skills. You don't have to be a wizard but being comfortable write an Express or Flask server will make the rest much easier.
  2. Pick your framework – choose either The Serverless Framework or AWS CDK.
  3. Follow a tutorial to start learning to build with your framework. Start with building an API with API Gateway and Lambda.
  4. Learn more about the services you're using. What are the benefits, limitations, good use cases and bad ones?
  5. Build what you've learnt in the tutorials into your own project.

Now you've learnt to build an API, add some more services, repeating steps 3-5 each time. A good order could be:

  • DynamoDB – getting and writing data
  • S3 – reading and writing files
  • DynamoDB – with secondary indexes and queries
  • Cognito – Authorisation for your API
  • AppSync – GraphQL API

1. Solid JavaScript or Python Skills

Before trying to build serverless systems, you really need to have a good grasp on the fundamentals of one of the common programming languages. You don't need to be a wizard, but being comfortable using your chosen language is key.

The reason you need to be comfortable writing good code is that it has a massive effect on the software you build. Serverless is like building blocks and the Lambda code is like the glue. In that code, you write the logic for connecting each part.

You could have the perfect architecture but if your Lambda code is buggy, your solution will be, too.

I recommend either JavaScript (TypeScript) or Python. The reason I recommend these two languages is that most of the companies that will be using Serverless Architecture will be using one of these two languages. Luckily they're also the two languages taught here on FreeCodeCamp 🎉 .

Being the most widely used they also have more tutorials and a bigger community to help when you get stuck.

Another reason that I recommend these languages is that you can write the framework code with the same language you write the Lambda code with. You'll be constantly jumping between lambda code and frameworks config. Not having to switch between languages will save a LOT of you brain juice 🧠

2. Pick your Framework

With a solid grasp of your language, you need a tool to help you create the serverless components in AWS.

There are LOT out there, but I would say you should pick either the Serverless Framework or AWS CDK. I have a bias towards the Serverless Framework as I have a Youtube channel with over 50 videos on building with it. If you're a Python developer then maybe the AWS CDK might be better suited for you.

Why use a framework?

When building a solution it is possible to do it all in the AWS Console. That's how I started my AWS journey.

The issue is that it is not controllable, manageable or scalable. If you want to copy this setup to another account (separate dev and prod accounts) you have to remember all the steps you've done. Working with multiple team members can get messy.

That is why it's helpful to use a framework to allow us to write Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC). This allows us to use Git for version control. This makes working as a team much easier, enables multi-environment deployments, even continuous integration and deployment. All things that are required when running production workloads

The Serverless Framework

+ Proven in large, production workloads
+ Easy to get started
+ Large community
+ Lots of tutorials
+ Lots of plugins to make many jobs easier
- Not as easy when doing things that aren't serverless
- If you're using Python, you'll have to configure it with YAML


+ From AWS and is actively developed by them
+ Good support for almost anything in AWS
+ Some cool ways to create re-usable constructs
+ Growing community and pool of tutorials
+ Can define the config using Python
- Not the same 'Plugins' ecosystem as the Serverless Framework

Other Frameworks

Some of you may say "What about all of the other frameworks?" and I'll address those.

AWS SAM & AWS Amplify

These frameworks are designed to be very easy to do simple things. If you're reading this then you could probably use these to create an API and website quickly and easily.

This is great if that is all you want to do. But if you want more control over how they are deployed or want to deploy more complex systems then you're going to struggle.

Terraform & Ansible

These frameworks have been around for a long time and are used in enterprise as their Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool.

The reasons I wouldn't learn these as my first framework are:

  1. You have to learn a new language. Terraform uses HCL (Hashcorp Language) and Ansible uses YAML. Leaning a new language whilst trying to learn about Serverless architecture isn't ideal. Also switching into that language when you need to create infrastructure is brain zapping.
  2. They are opinionated and strict. Getting a small thing not configured perfectly will just not work, often with a hard to understand error.
  3. They're not as flexible or powerful as CDK or Serverless Framework.

Webiny & Serverless Cloud

These are very new frameworks that are trying to make IaC as simple but as powerful as possible.

The reason that I would avoid these for now is that they're just too new. This has two drawbacks:

  1. The community isn't as big. This means fewer tutorials and fewer people to ask if you get stuck
  2. Things change quickly. Best practices and common structure, but sometimes APIs, methods and parameters too. When learning a framework you don't want to have to deal with this stuff.

If there is a feature you absolutely need to use and you have someone who is very experienced with that specific framework, then it could work. I would still recommend one of the main two.

3. Follow a tutorial

With your framework chosen, you can now start building things with it.

The first thing you should build is an API using just Lambda and API Gateway. This is very simple but will get you practice with the core fundamentals of the framework. Understanding the fundamentals will make learning more advanced things much easier.

Why Follow a Tutorial

When learning a new service, it may be tempting to try and learn it by adding it straight into an existing project. I would recommend always trying to follow a tutorial the first time you work with any new service or tool.

When you follow a tutorial it should work without any issues. This means you can focus on learning about the service and how it fits in with everything else.

Adding it into your own project means if something doesn't work you've got to debug it on your own. You might not know whether you've used the service wrong or if there is a bug connecting it to your existing system.

4. Learn more about the services you're using

Now that you've used the new service, it's a good idea to learn a bit more about it. The key things I would want to know about a service I use are:

  1. What are its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations?
  2. What are some ideal use cases for using the service?
  3. What are some use cases where you should avoid using this service?

Knowing these three things, you will be much better able to decide whether a service will be a good fit for the solution you are currently building.

You can learn from a range of places: tutorials, articles, and even the AWS Docs.

For example, AWS Lambda is great for most APIs, but can't run for more than 15 minutes. If I need to build an API that does some batch processing that takes 10-20 minutes then it would time out half of the time. Therefore I need to find another solution.

Again you don't need to understand every little detail about every service, just enough to know when it is a good idea to use and when not to.

5. Build your own projects

Now you know how to build with the new service (from the tutorials) and have a good understanding of when to use the service.

From here it is time to use these services in your own projects.

I would recommend starting with a personal project that you use just for practicing using new services in. That way you don't have to worry about breaking things and you can focus on how the service is working.

You can now start using it in production apps and this is where you'll learn a lot about the details of a service. You learn how to make it meet the business requirements and how it works with other services. If you can do this as part of your job, even better. Else have a deployed app that you treat with the same care.

Repeat steps 3-5

Congratulations! You've learnt how to build an API using a framework.

That isn't the end, as there's always more to learn and a way to become a better serverless developer. Pick a new topic, service, or design pattern and repeat steps 3-5.

If you've just made your first serverless API, then here are the next topics and services I would learn to continue your journey.

  • DynamoDB – creating a simple table, getting and writing data
  • S3 – creating an S3 bucket, reading and writing files
  • DynamoDB – with secondary indexes and queries
  • Cognito – Authorisation for your API
  • AppSync – GraphQL API

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Mitchel  Carter

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Developer Career Path: To Become a Team Lead or Stay a Developer?

For a developer, becoming a team leader can be a trap or open up opportunities for creating software. Two years ago, when I was a developer, I was thinking, “I want to be a team leader. It’s so cool, he’s in charge of everything and gets more money. It’s the next step after a senior.” Back then, no one could tell me how wrong I was. I had to find it out myself.

I Got to Be a Team Leader — Twice

I’m naturally very organized. Whatever I do, I try to put things in order, create systems and processes. So I’ve always been inclined to take on more responsibilities than just coding. My first startup job, let’s call it T, was complete chaos in terms of development processes.

Now I probably wouldn’t work in a place like that, but at the time, I enjoyed the vibe. Just imagine it — numerous clients and a team leader who set tasks to the developers in person (and often privately). We would often miss deadlines and had to work late. Once, my boss called and asked me to come back to work at 8 p.m. to finish one feature — all because the deadline was “the next morning.” But at T, we were a family.

We also did everything ourselves — or at least tried to. I’ll never forget how I had to install Ubuntu on a rack server that we got from one of our investors. When I would turn it on, it sounded like a helicopter taking off!

At T, I became a CTO and managed a team of 10 people. So it was my first experience as a team leader.

Then I came to work at D — as a developer. And it was so different in every way when it came to processes.

They employed classic Scrum with sprints, burndown charts, demos, story points, planning, and backlog grooming. I was amazed by the quality of processes, but at first, I was just coding and minding my own business. Then I became friends with the Scrum master. I would ask him lots of questions, and he would willingly answer them and recommend good books.

My favorite was Scrum and XP from the Trenches by Henrik Kniberg. The process at D was based on its methods. As a result, both managers and sellers knew when to expect the result.

Then I joined Skyeng, also as a developer. Unlike my other jobs, it excels at continuous integration with features shipped every day. Within my team, we used a Kanban-like method.

We were also lucky to have our team leader, Petya. At our F2F meetings, we could discuss anything, from missing deadlines to setting up a task tracker. Sometimes I would just give feedback or he would give me advice.

That’s how Petya got to know I’d had some management experience at T and learned Scrum at D.

So one day, he offered me to host a stand-up.

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Fredy  Larson

Fredy Larson


How long does it take to develop/build an app?

With more of us using smartphones, the popularity of mobile applications has exploded. In the digital era, the number of people looking for products and services online is growing rapidly. Smartphone owners look for mobile applications that give them quick access to companies’ products and services. As a result, mobile apps provide customers with a lot of benefits in just one device.

Likewise, companies use mobile apps to increase customer loyalty and improve their services. Mobile Developers are in high demand as companies use apps not only to create brand awareness but also to gather information. For that reason, mobile apps are used as tools to collect valuable data from customers to help companies improve their offer.

There are many types of mobile applications, each with its own advantages. For example, native apps perform better, while web apps don’t need to be customized for the platform or operating system (OS). Likewise, hybrid apps provide users with comfortable user experience. However, you may be wondering how long it takes to develop an app.

To give you an idea of how long the app development process takes, here’s a short guide.

App Idea & Research


_Average time spent: two to five weeks _

This is the initial stage and a crucial step in setting the project in the right direction. In this stage, you brainstorm ideas and select the best one. Apart from that, you’ll need to do some research to see if your idea is viable. Remember that coming up with an idea is easy; the hard part is to make it a reality.

All your ideas may seem viable, but you still have to run some tests to keep it as real as possible. For that reason, when Web Developers are building a web app, they analyze the available ideas to see which one is the best match for the targeted audience.

Targeting the right audience is crucial when you are developing an app. It saves time when shaping the app in the right direction as you have a clear set of objectives. Likewise, analyzing how the app affects the market is essential. During the research process, App Developers must gather information about potential competitors and threats. This helps the app owners develop strategies to tackle difficulties that come up after the launch.

The research process can take several weeks, but it determines how successful your app can be. For that reason, you must take your time to know all the weaknesses and strengths of the competitors, possible app strategies, and targeted audience.

The outcomes of this stage are app prototypes and the minimum feasible product.

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How To Learn And Become A Magento Developer?

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Magento is one of the leading eCommerce development platforms that offer a definite solution for businesses of all sizes and types. It gives you the flexibility to add more capabilities to your current system and allows you to move on the go. It is a scalable, affordable, and feature-rich platform that also gives the convenience of development to the developers for building eCommerce applications.

If you are thinking of learning Magento, you have made a good decision. There is a huge scope offered by the technology; even after the launch of competitive technologies such as WooCommerce, the growth of Magento has been unaffected. In fact, it has been retaining its no.1 position for years. A technology that has ruled the market steadily and sparks innovations, this is a combination that would never fail. So, here we are helping you in finding the top platform where you can learn Magento easily and join the clan of Magento Developers.

Let’s Start With The Basics

There are over 170,000 websites built over Magento. And this says a lot about the demand it has in the tech domain. It is very important for any enterprise to choose the best technology to power their eCommerce stores. And since Magento has different variants to provide cost-effective solutions for businesses of every size, it is one of the best solutions available in the market, which allows easy upgrades.

To become a Magento developer, you must make yourself familiar with the basics of web application development; you must deepen your understanding of app functionality and development tools used for boosting the development process.

Start with basic programming knowledge and then widen your understanding of Magento sites. Explore the following aspects of development:

  • Learn to create your own code.
  • Learn to work with Photoshop editor.
  • Improve your communication skills, learn to use the right technical jargon to improve communication.
  • Upgrade your knowledge with new technologies and learn to implement different solutions.
  • Work on constant self-development.

The Next Stage In The Learning Process:

  1. Learn About The Functioning Of Magento
    Understanding the functioning of Magento will help you become familiar with the right development process. It would reduce the chances of confusion and speed up learning. You would learn about specific areas of development, general recommendations and also make a stronger theoretical base. It would also improve your practical skills.

  2. Enroll In An Online Magento Course
    Enrolling in a Magento course would allow you to learn from professionals. Not only do they share the knowledge and help you learn to code, but also their experience comes in very handy in understanding the challenges of development.

  • A course helps you to improve your basic skills required for Magento development.
  • It helps you to develop your programming skills.
  • Advice you on improving the effectiveness of the technology and solutions.
  • Provides practical exposure, which is a great way to learn on the go.

You can find many Magento course providers. There are many trusted ones that have the best tutors, and they would give you a legitimate certificate that can help you get employed or start off with freelancing. Also, the regular projects can serve as a good portfolio for you to get started.

  1. Freelancing
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    FreelancingFreelancing allows you to test your knowledge on a project. Of course, you would not be able to work on a very complex project, but you can start simple and use your knowledge and experience to grow. It would help you practically test your theoretical knowledge and independently use the tools and functionality of the site. It allows you to test the technological features, check the integration and deployment of the solutions.

The opportunity also helps you to achieve high-level professionalism and puts you in a challenging environment.

  1. Magento Course For Certification
    Certificates play a very important role in making people believe in your skills and the professional level. As a developer, you must never ignore its importance, especially if you are freelancing. They increase your worth in the market and would help you attract more leads. It makes conversation much easy and therefore after the completion of the course, for confirming your skillsets you must have a certificate. It makes it much easier to respond to the job offers and compete with other Magento developers.

  2. Magento Events And Conferences
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    Magento EventsFor development and professional growth, you must not ignore the importance of specialized events. These events allow you to stay abreast with the modern trends in the market, learn about modern development practices, upcoming technologies, etc. You can attend virtual events, go to online conferences and ensure your continued growth and development. Since eCommerce is one of the biggest markets today, you can fast-track your growth at each stage and become a Magento developer with skills and knowledge.

This surely looks like a long journey, but it is important to understand that knowledge takes time to develop and skills take time to evolve. So, if you have set your heart on becoming a developer with all the knowledge of Magento, there cannot be any shortcuts.

However, you can use these tips that we have found very effective in enhancing the knowledge and experience of a developer. It gives you a clearer pathway to reach your goals and assures your growth in your short-term and long-term professional journey.

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Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr


Offshore Software Development - Best Practices

With the rise of globalization and the worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic, most of the work has been done by remote working processes and professionals from their homes. This lockdown has proved the efficiency of remote development and enhanced the trust in offshore software development industry.

To make the most out of the benefits of offshore software development, you should understand the crucial factors that affect offshore development. This is why you should read this guide for the best practices when hiring an offshore software development company. Despite the size and the industry of the business, offshore software development is not beneficial for every entrepreneur in many aspects to make the optimum use of talents in technology across the globe.

Here are some of the top reasons why offshore development is beneficial for your business.

  • Offshore development teams can work on flexible timing to provide you with the best possible software development practices.
  • Get access to the talents across the world from your home to develop the top of the line software with the help of offshore development companies.
  • Assured high quality and next-generation technology expertise with duly NDA signed with respect to the priorities of the business.
  • With flexible recruitment models, you can hire the freelance developers, remote development team, or an entire offshore development company with respect to the size of your business.
  • Build high-end software applications from one corner of the world by hiring software developers across the world.
  • Get immediate access to the best resources without hiring them on a permanent basis.

To avail of all these benefits, you should have clear goals, a list of requirements, and features that are mandatory for your software product.

Here are a few tips to help you find the best offshore software development company. Build a top-notch software application by following the listed best practices.

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aviana farren

aviana farren


IDO Development | Initial DEX Offering Development | IDO Development Platform

Initial DEX offering, commonly abbreviated as IDO, is a digital fundraising opportunity for the investors and business developers in a decentralized platform. IDO is the representation of the digital assets, with zero exchange fees being paid. Distributing tokens and fundraising are at ease through the IDO platform. IDO is considered as the combination of both ICO & IEO.

The benefits of IDO are as follows:

  • Fair & open fundraising opportunity
  • Immediate trading
  • Immediate liquidity
  • Safe & faster transaction
  • Affordable price
  • Low exchange fee

The steps involved in the Initial DEX offering development are as follows:

  • Roadmap creation: This step includes analyzing & characterizing the model, for making the model user-friendly and targeting the audience’s needs. It should also be beginner-friendly to make the beginner comfortable with the model…
  • White paper creation: The creation of the White paper should be carefully done as this is the important step. The creation means the features and the functionalities of the product. The features must satisfy the user demands at a convenient price.
  • Token development: The developers will specially design the tokens according to the customer request. The smart contact enabled, and blockchain like Ethereum makes the transaction more secure.
  • Listing tokens & marketing: It is necessary to choose the right decentralized exchange to list the tokens so as to reach the right audience. The marketing technique enables the selling of tokens to the next level.

Infinite Block Tech offers the Initial DEX offering development with a team of highly specialized blockchain engineers, and marketing specialists to deliver the best for the users. The cost of IDO development depends upon the features and functions demanded by the users. Thus, the cost may increase or decrease from one IDO development project to another. So, it’s the right time to step into our IDO development marketplace to raise the funds effectively.

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