Serverless Stack is an open source guide for building and deploying full-stack apps using Serverless and React on AWS. Create a note taking app from scratch using the Serverless Framework and Create React App. Follow our step-by-step tutorials with screenshots and code samples. And use our GitHub Issues if you have any questions.

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Our comprehensive tutorials include

  • Step-by-step instructions with screenshots for setting up your AWS services
  • Build a REST API backend with our Serverless tutorial
  • Easy to understand explanations for creating a single-page application with our React.js tutorial
  • Over 50 tutorials that take you all the way from creating your AWS account to deploying your app on your own domain
  • Complete code samples hosted on GitHub for both the backend and frontend
  • Up to date info thanks to contributions from the community
  • Comments on GitHub issues to answer your questions
  • And it’s all free!

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  • This is the best and most comprehensive fullstack serverless tutorial available. Take the time to go through every step, you will learn a ton!

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  • Rarely do tutorials neatly break things down into bite-sized steps. Even rarer do they clearly explain what each step is for and why it is necessary. The Serverless-Stack is the Holy Grail that does all three.

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  • Outstanding intro to going serverless on AWS!

    ‒ Dennis Burke, Technical Lead at Cox Automotive

Table of Contents


Set up your AWS account

Setting up the Serverless Backend

Building a Serverless REST API

Deploying the Backend

Setting up a React App

Building a React App

Deploying a React app on AWS


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