Use Cyclic to develop and deploy BFF architectures.
In the Backends for Frontends (BFF) pattern, each frontend gets its own backend, optimized to meet its specific needs.
Cyclic.sh's reliance on AWS resources gives applications a strong foundation for scalability and reliability while allowing for easy isolation of services. By leveraging AWS Lambda for serverless functions, it allows for a highly scalable backends that can adjust to varying loads without manual intervention. The use of AWS API Gateway ensures secure and efficient routing of API calls from each specialized frontend to the respective backend service. For data storage and retrieval, the integration with AWS DynamoDB offers a performant and flexible NoSQL database.
While BFF does reduce the complexity of each individual component, multiple such component can burden and complicate release management. Cyclic.sh's integration with GitHub and AWS allows for a streamlined CI/CD pipeline that can be easily managed and scaled.
One-click rollbacks with detailed deployment history that is directly linked to version control making change management for multiple components easy.
Isolated components reduce the complexity of the codebase and allow for faster development cycles. Many of the components need to be developed and tested in tandem. Cyclic.sh's environment management allows for easy creation of environments that can be used by individual developers without having to share.
Serverless makes this very cheap since you only pay for activity, whether you have 1 or 100 environments.
One of the challenges with BFF is the increased complexity of monitoring. Cyclic.sh's integration with AWS CloudWatch allows for easy monitoring of components. With BFF architectures being heavily reliant on API's - Cyclic.sh's dashboard provides a unique logging and monitoring experience that fuses application logs with API logs.