How to build mono function repos with AWS CDK

December 17, 2020

Introducing Ephemeral

After building monolithic serverless applications for over 2 years I’ve come to set of standards that I think provide the most flexibility for scaling application requirements and business logic extending beyond frameworks like the serverless framework, firebase or any zero-config ‘quick to prototype’ serverless tools.

When the going gets going, you need flexibility in order to meet the growing complexity of a serverless first applications. Starting with a few functions can quickly turn into 100s as experienced by the team at (Freetrade)[] and at Learnerbly where I currently work.

The mono-function

A new term mono function is now picking up steam as a way to build monolithic applications that retain a serverless status and all the benefits that come with that.

Updates to follow, guidelines can be found here: