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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

So, here we are again! The end of yet another chapter! By now I'm pretty sure you will have gotten a good handle over Lambda functions and how to work with them! So, before we move on to the next chapter, here's a quick summary of the things we have covered so far.

This chapter was all about how to leverage AWS services such as SAM and Step Functions to build, deploy, and orchestrate serverless applications that are predominantly run by a combination of AWS services such as DynamoDB, API Gateway, and Lambda. We created few SAM templates and learnt how to effectively deploy them, as well as took a crash course into AWS step functions with a few handy deployment examples as well. Towards the end of the chapter, we topped it all off with some interesting next steps that I would really recommend that you try out as well.

In the next chapter, we will be covering yet...