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Mastering AWS Lambda

By : Yohan Wadia, Udita Gupta
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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)

Summary

As we move toward the end, I just wanted to take this time to say that it has really been a wonderful journey writing this book! Although the book may seem a lot to read and grasp, trust me; this is all just a drop in the ocean! The serverless paradigm is evolving really rapidly, and it's only going to be a matter of time before serverless computing replaces a majority of workloads that are running off of virtual machines!

To quickly summarize all that you learned so far--we started off with learning the basics of serverless computing and moved on to event-driven processing, followed by Lambda as a service, and slowly, but gradually, we covered so much--from writing functions to testing, deploying, managing, and monitoring them! Plus, a whole chapter on some really simple and easy to replicate use cases. I really hope this book serves as a means for you to go out...