April 5, 2019

Validation: A Course on The Power of Serverless Architecture for Fast, Flexible, and Scalable MVPs?

Hi Hackers,

I've been interested in the Indie Hacker community for a while now, ever since my co-worker showed me the podcast. I'm interested in making my own Saas app, and I love the idea of bootstrapping a small product that grows with its userbase. I think many of you also feel that way. I've also recently become fascinated with Serverless architecture. If you aren't already aware, serverless architecture is a way to create highly scalable apps, quickly, by taking advantage of managed cloud services, with an emphasis on function as a service like AWS Lambda or Google Cloud Functions. One of the key features of serverless is that you only pay for what you use, e.g. pay per API request on the order of fractions of a cent.

At first, I wasn't really sure why I was so interested in this type of architecture, but now I realize it's because it's perfect for bootstrapped Saas apps. You don't even pay for it until you have customers using it, and if you have an explosion of growth you don't need to redevelop your backend.

Having said all that, I know Indie Hackers come from many different places. Some are front end developers without much backend experience, and some aren't software developers at all. Would you all be interested in a course on how to create serverless architecture specifically for entrepreneurs designing Saas apps?

If so, please let me know so I can get to work!