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Discussion on: Creating resilient API synthetic canary tests using CloudWatch Synthetics

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rosswilliams

What is the monthly cost for the synthetics code here ? How would the price and features compare to Pingdom or a GitHub action cron job ?

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Wojciech Matuszewski Author

As per costs, no idea. I did not have the chance to dig into that, but I'm confident it is not "very cheap" like we might be used to while working with, for example, AWS Lambda.

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Wojciech Matuszewski Author

Overall, I would not recommend the AWS synthetics for pure API tests. It would be much better to either run a cron of some sort.

If you are testing the UI - that is a different story. I find the screenshots feature handy, but again is that different than running Cypress via cron?