Building a BaaS platform on AWS

For this particular chapter, we will choose to use AWS to build our backed service. Amazon has lately released a JavaScript-based SDK called the AWS JS SDK that allows us to connect and work with the various AWS services using plain, simple JavaScript.

You can read more about the JS SDK and download it from https://aws.amazon.com/sdkforbrowser/.

We will be making use of the following AWS services to build our backend:

  • DynamoDB: This is Amazon's fully managed and highly scalable NoSQL database.
  • Simple Storage Service (S3): This is used to store images, CSS, and other types of static files. You will remember using this S3 service in Chapter 8, Scalable Architecture for Deployments on AWS.
  • AWS Identity and Access Management ...

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