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Mastering AWS Lambda

By : Yohan Wadia, Udita Gupta
Book Image

Mastering AWS Lambda

By: Yohan Wadia, Udita Gupta

Overview of this book

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!
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Next Steps with AWS Lambda

It's been quite a long journey so far, and yet here we are--the last chapter of this book! If you made it until here, then you definitely need to take a moment and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back!

So far in this book, we have seen how to write, test, deploy, monitor, and manage your serverless applications using AWS Lambda and a bunch of other interesting tools and services. In this last and final chapter, I wanted to provide you with just a small glimpse into what you can expect from Lambda over the next few years and how is it going to change the way we view and do computing in the cloud!

In this chapter, we will be glancing through some new and recent product releases that are based on or work with AWS Lambda, namely the following:

  • Lambda@Edge: Trigger Lambda to run functions in CloudFront edge locations based on CloudFront events...