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Discussion on: A crash course on serverless-side rendering with React.js, Next.js and AWS Lambda

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Mihail Malo

Hi, this raised a couple a questions with me:

  1. What benefit does serverless provide in this scenario? What are the alternatives(aws cli?terraform?idk.)?
  2. Why is your article on nuxt mentioned only in the list at the end, although this is almost exactly the same thing again?
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Adnan Rahić Author

Hey, glad to answer.

  1. The Serverless Framework makes it easy to deploy resources and create a domain. You can use whatever tool you like, AWS SAM, the AWS CLI, CloudFormation, Terraform, etc. It's totally up to you what you want to use. Using the Serverless Framework lowers the barrier to entry for devs who are not familiar to the services and tools AWS provides. It's just easier to get started with.
  2. It's mentioned at the end solely because Vue and React are two totally different frameworks with different ecosystems. I didn't want to create confusion. Vue devs can follow the Nuxt guide, while React devs can follow this one. :)

Hope this answers your questions. Feel free to let me know if you have any more. :D