Creating a Production-Ready Public API using Serverless

Thomas Schoffelen
4 min readJan 1, 2023

I’ve been working with serverless tech like AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway for quite a while now, but only recently was the first time I built an API using those technologies that was meant for public consumption, rather than just internally by my own front-ends.

I love the process of putting myself in the shoes of an external developer and thinking about how to make the API as easy to use as possible, with clear route names and error codes.

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Thomas Schoffelen

Entrepreneur tech kid, co-founder of NearSt, Londoner, open source enthusiast and aspiring spare time literature geek.