Modern Serverless Application Workshop


In this workshop you’ll deploy a simple web application that enables users to request unicorn rides from the Wild Rydes fleet.

  • The application will present users with an HTML based user interface for indicating the location where they would like to be picked up and will interface on the backend with a RESTful web service to submit the request and dispatch a nearby unicorn.
  • The application will also provide facilities for users to register with the service and log in before requesting rides.


The application architecture uses AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Cognito, and AWS Amplify Console, AWS WAF.

  • Amplify Console hosts static web resources including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and image files which are loaded in the user’s browser via S3.
  • JavaScript executed in the browser sends and receives data from a public backend API built using Lambda and API Gateway.
  • Amazon Cognito provides user management and authentication functions to secure the backend API.
  • DynamoDB provides a persistence layer where data can be stored by the API’s Lambda function
  • AWS WAF and AWS API Gateway provide several security layers for our web application


Module Name Description
1 Deploy the App Deploy the static website using AWS Amplify Console by first creating a git repository (in either CodeCommit or GitHub) and then pushing the site code.
2 User Management Configure user management for the website using Amazon Cognito.
3 Serverless Backend Microservices Create an AWS Lambda function that will persist data to an Amazon DynamoDB table.
4 RESTFul APIs Create an AWS Lambda function that will persist data to an Amazon DynamoDB table.
5 Security Protect our serverless application with AWS WAF and API Gateway features

☘️ Good Luck & Have Fun! 💜

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