Acloudguru Serverless for Beginners

By Adrian | January 29, 2019

So the “Serverless for Beginners” is another lab based course brought to you by the folks at A Cloud Guru.

Its course details how to build a video transcribing service with a web front end using multiple cloud technologies using node.js. It’s quite a cool little application, I’m not sure I have a real world use for such an application, but any “lab” that gets me to build with multiple technologies isn’t a bad thing when I’m studying for the exams.

At the end of the course you would have touched the following cloud services


  • S3
  • Lambda
  • Elastic Transcoder
  • API Gateway
  • IAM


Other Serverless Services

What I did like about this particular course is the instructors go into details about serverless patterns and principals and the project builds along the way quite nicely. What I didn’t really like is at times they make comments like “you should NEVER do this in production” and then proceed to do the exact thing they said not to do. It didn’t quite feel as polished as the eDX course and I feel this course could have been a little longer so it had a chance to go into more detail again.

Overall it was still enjoyable and done using a real world example, because “hello world” labs and demos gets real boring, real quick. screenshot