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Don’t miss episode 4 of AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications

We’re heading into our fourth episode of the eight-week series, AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications on Twitch. Time flies when you’re having fun with code! If you haven’t joined the fun yet, it’s not too late to get caught up. Catch all previous episodes on demand and then join us this Thursday, February 18, at 4:00 p.m. PST on the AWS Twitch channel.

Series recap to date

We’re three episodes in, and we’ve got our modern, cloud-native application in the AWS Cloud with an asynchronous, image-processing backend, synchronous application service from AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB, and a restful API using Amazon API Gateway. We’ve tested our fully functional backend, and we’ve even watched Ben eat an entire spoonful of vegemite (yum?). Don’t forget to check out the quick and easy “homework” assignment that Ben posted on LinkedIn.

Episode four sneak peek

Get excited, because in this episode, we’ll begin integrating our front-end application with our new backend. Our front-end application will leverage the React library. We’ll implement authentication so our users can register and sign in. We’ll also configure each user to be able to manage their own images, securely. You won’t want to miss all the front-end goodness we have in store for you!

As always, interact with our AWS Authorized Instructors who can answer your live chat questions during the episode. Plus, you won’t want to miss Ben getting interrupted by Amazon Polly. Our chat moderators are such practical jokers!

What is AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications?

Built by developers, for developers, the series offers an interactive, fun, and hands-on approach that gives you the chance to learn by doing. Over the course of eight weekly episodes, AWS expert hosts Ben Newton and May Kyaw, both based in Australia, will take you through the end-to-end build of a serverless application in the AWS Cloud using the AWS Free Tier. You’ll start building a modern, full-stack, cloud-native application in the AWS Cloud, and in each episode, you’ll get to code in real time alongside your hosts, leveraging AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon API Gateway, the React library, authentication, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), AWS CodePipeline, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn best practices for modern applications and better understand how AWS-Cloud-native applications differ from on premises. The new AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications series is part of AWS’s commitment to provide free skills training to 29 million learners globally by 2025 through innovative offerings that meet learners where they are.

Join us February 18 and learn more

Join us this Thursday, February 18, at 4:00 p.m. PST for episode four on the AWS Twitch channel. Learn more about what’s planned for each episode, get calendar reminders, and subscribe to weekly emails. Subscribers will receive code, white papers, links to documentation, and other resources to help you progress. You can also simply join the livestream each week to submit questions and share your progress, or watch the episodes on demand whenever it’s convenient for you.