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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

With this, we come towards the end of yet another chapter. But before we move on to the next, here's a quick summary of the things we covered so far!

We started off by understanding the basic concepts of Webhooks and how they can be leveraged to connect your applications with any third-party services. We later looked at a few real world use cases where we integrated Lambda functions with a host of services such as Teamwork, GitHub, Slack and finally even with a custom made application. Towards the end we also covered a few key best practices and recommendations that you should keep in mind when invoking Lambda with external services.

In the next chapter, we will be exploring few new services that have been rolled out by AWS and we will also learn how to build serverless applications using them! So, don't go anywhere! More Lambda use cases and how-tos are just...