Mastering AWS Lambda

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Learn
  • Understand the hype, significance, and business benefits of Serverless computing and applications
  • Plunge into the Serverless world of AWS Lambda and master its core components and how it works
  • Find out how to effectively and efficiently design, develop, and test Lambda functions using Node.js, along with some keen coding insights and best practices
  • Explore best practices to effectively monitor and troubleshoot Serverless applications using AWS CloudWatch and other third-party services in the form of Datadog and Loggly
  • Quickly design and develop Serverless applications by leveraging AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and API Gateway using the Serverless Application Framework (SAF) and other AWS services such as Step Functions
  • Explore a rich variety of real-world Serverless use cases with Lambda and see how you can apply it to your environments
About

AWS is recognized as one of the biggest market leaders for cloud computing and why not? It has evolved a lot since the time it started out by providing just basic services such as EC2 and S3 and today; they go all the way from IoT to Machine Learning, Image recognition, Chatbot Frameworks, and much more! One of those recent services that is also gaining a lot of traction is AWS Lambda! Although seemingly simple and easy to use, Lambda is a highly effective and scalable compute service that provides developers with a powerful platform to design and develop Serverless event-driven systems and applications.

The book begins with a high-level introduction into the world of Serverless computing and its advantages and use cases, followed by a deep dive into AWS Lambda! You’ll learn what services AWS Lambda provides to developers; how to design, write, and test Lambda functions; as well as monitor and troubleshoot them. The book is designed and accompanied with a vast variety of real-world examples, use cases, and code samples that will enable you to get started on your Serverless applications quickly.

By the end of the book, you will have gained all the skills required to work with AWS Lambda services!

Features
  • Leverage AWS Lambda to significantly lower your infrastructure costs and deploy out massively scalable, event-driven systems and applications
  • Learn how to design and build Lambda functions using real-world examples and implementation scenarios
  • Explore the Serverless ecosystem with a variety of toolsets and AWS services including DynamoDB, API Gateway, and much more!
Page Count 300
Course Length 9 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781786467690
Date Of Publication 10 Aug 2017

Authors

Yohan Wadia

Yohan Wadia is a client-focused evangelist and technologist with an experience of more than 8 years in the cloud industry. He focuses on helping customers succeed with cloud adoption. As a technical consultant, he guides customers with pragmatic solutions that leverage cloud computing through either Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure, or Google Cloud Platform and make practical and business sense.

Udita Gupta

Udita Gupta is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and an experienced cloud engineer with a passion for developing customized solutions, especially on the Amazon Web Services Cloud platform. She loves developing and exploring new technologies and designing reusable components and solutions around them. She particularly likes using the serverless paradigm, along with other upcoming technologies such as IoT and AI. A highly animated creature and an avid reader, Udita likes to spend her time reading all kinds of books, with a particular interest in Sheryl Sandberg and Khaled Hosseini.