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Serverless Stack Demo API

Serverless Stack is a free comprehensive guide to creating full-stack serverless applications. We create a note taking app from scratch.

This repo is for the serverless backend API that we build over the course of the tutorial. You can find the repo for the frontend React app here. And the repo for the tutorial here.


To support the different chapters and steps of the tutorial; we use branches to represent the project codebase at the various points. Here is an index of the various chapters and branches in order.


To use this repo locally you need to have the Serverless framework installed.

$ npm install serverless -g

Clone this repo and install the NPM packages.

$ git clone
$ npm install

Run a single API on local.

$ serverless invoke local --function list --path event.json

Where, event.json contains the request event info and looks something like this.

  "requestContext": {
    "authorizer": {
      "claims": {
        "sub": "USER-SUB-1234"

Finally, run this to deploy to your AWS account.

$ serverless deploy

This project refers to an env.yml file for secret environment variables that are not checking in to the repo. Make sure to create one before dpeloying -


Serverless Stack is authored and maintained by Frank Wang (@fanjiewang) & Jay V (@jayair). Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on Serverless Stack. Send us an email if you have any questions.