based on the discussion in the Discord channel and forums, setting up a hosted database is a pain-point for a bunch of people
I’ll start working on some quick tutorials for setting up RDS and S3 for use with RedwoodJS (thanks for the idea, @dom!), kind of like the really nice Netlify one here in the How-To section:
beyond this, i did want to ask about what other Infrastructure provisioning and integration pain-points exist for those of you that do not spend your lives in the AWS console like an ogre under a bridge
based on my more general and very scientific survey of front-end / fullstack devs:
job runners / ETL - there are so many to choose from here, but I can’t find a clear winner or an “easy button” hosted version. i would LOVE to be wrong. please prove me wrong.
"microservices" - probably flask backed with apis/datastores and/or AWS lambdas
– really, this is for anything that’s too big, complex, runs on a schedule, or needs more logging/monitoring than a netlify function.
– maybe we’d want to also have a generator for the service / stubs?
also: I’ve not heard much about S3, but since it’s commonly used & easy-but-repetitive, it seems like it should be addressed.
finally - the idea here would be to generate the basic infrastructure that "just works"™ with sane defaults. it wouldn’t be to make something super configurable or customizable.
I do need to think through the design quite a bite, but for right now, this information would be super useful by itself. Thanks!