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    Somewhat relatedly, and (not so) funnily, Microsoft / LinkedIn is suing a company for… crawling their Web data. https://www.eff.org/cases/hiq-v-linkedin

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      We are close to launching https://fluxguard.com on AWS. We are a 2 person engineering team:

      • We are 100% Javascript for front and back
      • We use Lambda functions for everything… no EC2 instances
      • CloudFormation to completely map our entire config as code
      • DynamoDB as a data store (I have 2nd thoughts about this honestly)
      • Cognito for user authentication and account creation
      • SNS for Lambda function orchestration
      • CloudWatch for logging and alerts
      • API Gateway for, well, the API Gateway

      I strongly urge you to check out CloudFormation early. We initially didn’t, and manually setup everything. We quickly realized that it was bonkers to have 30+ API endpoints with really detailed configuration to Lambda functions… all hand crafted in AWS console. We spent about a month migrating everything to CloudFormation. And we love it. Yes it can be overwrought. But it makes everything much, much better in the end.