Post tagged: AWS

set up a microservice in 5 minutes with Serverless

tl;dr: write serverless infrastructure as code

cost: $0

build time: 5 minutes (MVP)


Serverless, confusingly, means two things.

There's serverless the concept - your infra provider dynamically spins up compute at invocation time and (spins it down after). This means no more worrying about managing (or scaling) compute - it's …

set up email sending (anywhere)

tl;dr: How to set up AWS Simple Email Service, through which you can send emails via many invocation methods

cost: $0 per first 62k emails/mo

build time: 60 minutes (MVP) + 2 days wait to get out of sandbox

Every SaaS product at scale leans heavily on email for …

set up Twilio SMS to Email

tl;dr: set up a pass-through phone number that forwards to anywhere

cost: $0.0075 per inbound SMS

build time: 15 minutes (MVP)


Think of all the times you've had to submit a phone number to get a promotional code, or an ebook download, or the love of your …