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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)

Planning your next steps

Although we have just scratched the surface when it comes to integrating and leveraging AWS Lambda with other external services, the use cases and implementations are practically endless. There are however few simpler ways to try out these integrations as well with the help of a few third-party service integration providers such as Zapier, or IFTTT. Zapier provides easy to use and out of the box integrations of Lambda with other services such as Slack, Teamwork, and Twilio. With a few simple clicks and configurations your connection is established securely and you can get up and running with your integration in a matter of minutes.

Zapier provides AWS Lambda on a premium basis; however, you can sign up and use certain services for free.

The other step worth trying out is building your own Webhooks as well. If the third-party service has an API (which most...