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In a previous article, we explored how to build a serverless REST API using AWS Lambda and the Serverless framework. In this article, we’ll build a different version of that API, providing the same functionality, but through a GraphQL interface instead. GraphQL is a query language for interacting with APIs. It provides a lot of […]

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Logging is an important part of modern application development, regardless of the platform targeted or framework used. Logging provides a window into your app, enabling transparency and visibility. With proper logging, we can proactively identify points of failure and performance bottlenecks in our app, among other things. The Laravel framework has always come with logging […]

Serverless architectures are powered by a cloud service such as AWS Lambda. This cloud service manages the servers on which the application runs, thereby taking the burden of managing infrastructure and scaling off the developer’s shoulders. Serverless technologies have been increasing in popularity. The absence of server provisioning makes them particularly enticing. In this article, […]

Serverless apps have been around for a while, but they became mainstream around 2014 when AWS introduced Lambda. Despite the name, serverless apps do run on servers — they’re just managed by a cloud provider such as AWS. This frees you to focus on coding your app logic. Another benefit of serverless apps is their […]

Over the years, web apps have come a long way, incorporating various technologies and techniques to create a more engaging experience for the user. Realtime technologies are one such improvement. They provide a powerful means of transforming an app into a social activity. In this article, we’ll build a polls app. The home page of […]

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In this article, I’ll walk you through implementing your own realtime post statistics (we’ll limit ourselves to Likes) in a simple Node.js app. Here’s how the app will work when done In June 2017, Twitter updated their web and Android apps with an interesting feature: realtime tweet statistics. In case you’re not familiar with Twitter, […]

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In June 2017, Twitter updated their web and Android apps with an interesting feature: realtime tweet statistics. In case you’re not familiar with Twitter, it simply means that you get to see the number of Likes or Retweets of a tweet increase (or decrease) as people around the world like or retweet it, without having […]