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A while back, a client asked me “how can I share business logic between services in a Node.js monorepo?”. The TL;DR of it is:
- Encapsulate the shared business logic into modules, and put them in a separate folder.
- In the Lambda handler functions, reference the shared modules using relative paths.
- Use webpack to resolve and bundle them into the deployment package. If you use the Serverless framework, then check out the serverless-webpack plugin. For example:
- Deploy every service on every commit. You can do this with a simple script like the following.
But wait! How do I choose between having a monorepo vs a repo per service?
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered for that too ;-) You can read about my thoughts on the two approaches here.
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Here is a complete list of all my posts on serverless and AWS Lambda. In the meantime, here are a few of my most popular blog posts.
- Lambda optimization tip – enable HTTP keep-alive
- You are thinking about serverless costs all wrong
- Many faced threats to Serverless security
- We can do better than percentile latencies
- I’m afraid you’re thinking about AWS Lambda cold starts all wrong
- Yubl’s road to Serverless
- AWS Lambda – should you have few monolithic functions or many single-purposed functions?
- AWS Lambda – compare coldstart time with different languages, memory and code sizes
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