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Relational Database in the serverless era

Brief Introduction It’s 2020. The architecture/stack of choice for many backend engineering teams these days is to use a combination of: Serverless functions (like AWS Lambda which runs code without us provisioning servers) NoSQL databases (like DynamoDB which is a fully managed, multi-region, multi-master, durable database).

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Backend for Japan's Contact Tracing App

Brief Introduction Since March 2020, I have been a part an initiative to develop the contact tracing app for Japan a.k.a Mamoriai Japan. The team behind it was formed under the leadership of Code for Japan (CFJ) and is around 50+ members strong.