AWS unveiled the AWS Application Composer, a new low-code tool for graphically planning and creating serverless apps, at its re:Invent conference. The service offers developers a visual canvas and a straightforward drag-and-drop interface to let them design their functions, link their resources, and build the architecture of their applications.
AWS Application Composer aims to simplify serverless app development
Many developers want to start creating serverless apps, but the entry barrier is still too high for many, as AWS CTO Werner Vogels observed during his keynote speech. Given that serverless apps are typically asynchronous systems, you have to think about them differently. This was one of Vogels’ keynote’s core subjects. With Application Composer, the team set out to fix this.
“Sometimes developers choose a synchronous system because it’s convenient. They look so much simpler. In a synchronous system, you have all these components. In the event-driven [architecture], how they work together can sometimes look a little daunting. So we’ve been thinking about how can we simplify this. How can you make it easier, for example, for developers that never used serverless before? How do you know where to start? Which services do they need? How do they work together? We really wanted to make this easier.”
Developers may quickly create functions with Application Composer to carry out common transformation activities, for instance, and deploy them with just a few clicks.
Developers may take this code and continue working on it in their preferred IDE because there is an escape hatch. However, as Vogels pointed out, sharing and working on this code with colleagues is now lot simpler thanks to the visual system.
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