How to create statically generated, serverless site with NextJS, AWS CloudFront and Terraform

A case study, where we will build a statically pre-rendered site, using NextJS, and host it in AWS Cloud, fully serverless, using CloudFront, Lambda@Edge and S3. Also, we will apply Infrastructure as Code approach by leveraging Terraform and automate deployments with Github Actions.

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Optimizing AWS Lambda

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Developing modern apps for financial markets – part 4 - Architecture and Development

The obvious truth is that sooner or later, every project has to leave the design phase and enter the creation process. But we prefer a more refined approach - in our work at GFT, development and architecture planning do not start after the design phase – instead, they both form a crucial part of the entire process, conducted in parallel with all requirement definitions and discussions. To learn how we manage to do this successfully, join me in the final part of the Developing Modern Apps for Financial Markets Series!

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Developing modern apps for financial markets – part 1

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