As we continue to update Serverless Stack, we want to make sure that we give you a clear idea of all the changes that are being made. This is to ensure that you won’t have to go through the entire tutorial again to get caught up on the updates. We also want to leave the older versions up in case you need a reference. This is also useful for readers who are working through the tutorial while it gets updated.
Below are the updates we’ve made to Serverless Stack, each with:
- Each update has a link to an archived version of the tutorial
- Updates to the tutorial compared to the last version
- Updates to the API and Client repos
While the hosted version of the tutorial and the code snippets are accurate, the sample project repo that is linked at the bottom of each chapter is unfortunately not. We do however maintain the past versions of the completed sample project repo. So you should be able to use those to figure things out. All this info is also available on the releases page of our GitHub repo.
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v5.0.2: Fixing encoding issue in eBook (Current)
Oct 23, 2020: Generating new eBook version to fix encoding issues.
Oct 21, 2020: Generating new eBook using Pandoc.
Oct 7, 2020: Moving from CloudFormation to AWS CDK to configure infrastructure resources. And using Serverless Stack Toolkit (SST) to deploy CDK alongside Serverless Framework.
Apr 8, 2020: Adding a new section on monitoring and debugging full-stack Serverless apps. Updating React Router. Using React Context to manage app state.
Oct 8, 2019: Adding a new section for Serverless best practices. Updating to React Hooks. Reorganizing chapters. Updating backend to Node 10.
Jul 18, 2019: Updating to serverless-bundle plugin and On-Demand Capacity for DynamoDB.
Jan 27, 2019: Adding CORS headers to API Gateway 4xx and 5xx errors.
Nov 1, 2018: Refactoring async Lambda functions to return instead of using the callback.
Oct 5, 2018: Updated the frontend React app to use Create React App v2.
Oct 5, 2018: Added new chapters on Facebook login with AWS Amplify and mapping Identity Id with User Pool Id. Also, added a new series of chapters on forgot password, change email and password.
Aug 18, 2018: Adding a new section on organizing Serverless applications. Outlining how to use CloudFormation cross-stack references to link multiple Serverless services.
May 24, 2018: CloudFormation now supports UsernameAttributes. This means that we don’t need the email as alias work around.
May 10, 2018: Adding a new part to the guide to help create a production ready version of the note taking app. Discussion on the update.
Apr 11, 2018: Updating the backend to use Node.js starter and Lambda Node v8.10. Discussion on the update.
Mar 21, 2018: Updating the backend to use Webpack 4 and serverless-webpack 5.
Updating frontend to use AWS Amplify. Verifying SSL certificate now uses DNS validation. Discussion on the update.
Feb 5, 2018: Using specific Bootstrap CSS version since
latest now points to Bootstrap v4. But React-Bootstrap uses v3.
Dec 31, 2017: Updated to React 16 and fixed
sigv4Client.js IE11 issue.
Dec 30, 2017: Updated serverless backend to use babel-preset-env plugin and added a note to the Deploy to S3 chapter on reducing React app bundle size.
Dec 1, 2017: Added the following Extra Credit chapters.
- Customize the Serverless IAM Policy
- Environments in Create React App
Oct 7, 2017: Added the following Extra Credit chapters.
- API Gateway and Lambda Logs
- Debugging Serverless API Issues
- Serverless environment variables
- Stages in Serverless Framework
- Configure multiple AWS profiles
Sep 16, 2017: Upgrading serverless backend to using serverless-webpack plugin v3. The new version of the plugin changes some of the commands used to test the serverless backend. Discussion on the update.
Aug 30, 2017: Fixing some issues with session handling in the React app. A few minor updates bundled together. Discussion on the update.
July 19, 2017: Switching to using IAM as an authorizer instead of the authenticating directly with User Pool. This was a major update to the tutorial. Discussion on the update.