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Python Essentials for AWS Cloud Developers

By : Serkan Sakinmaz
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Python Essentials for AWS Cloud Developers

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By: Serkan Sakinmaz

Overview of this book

AWS provides a vast variety of services for implementing Python applications, which can pose a challenge for those without an AWS background. This book addresses one of the more predominant problems of choosing the right service and stepping into the implementation of exciting Python apps using AWS. The book begins by showing you how to install Python and create an AWS account, before helping you explore AWS Lambda, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, and S3 for Python programming. You'll then gain hands-on experience in using these services to build the Python application. As you advance, you'll discover how to debug Python apps using PyCharm, and then start deploying the Python applications on Elastic Beanstalk. You’ll also learn how to monitor Python applications using the CloudWatch service, along with creating and publishing APIs on AWS to access the Python application. The concluding chapters will help you get to grips with storing unstructured and semi-structured data using NoSQL and DynamoDB, as well as advance your knowledge using the Glue serverless data integration service in AWS. By the end of this Python book, you’ll be able to take your application development skills up a notch with AWS services and advance in your career.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Python Installation and the Cloud
Part 2: A Deep Dive into AWS with Python
Part 3: Useful AWS Services to Implement Python

A sample application with Lambda

We are going to execute a sample application within Lambda step by step. To run a Python application on Lambda, take the following steps:

  1. Go to the AWS Management Console.
  2. Type lambda in the search box and click on the Lambda service:

Figure 3.1 – AWS Management Console

  1. Click Create function.
  2. On the Create function page, select Use a blueprint, and within the blueprint, select the hello-world-python application:

Figure 3.2 – Create function

  1. On the next screen, enter the name of the Lambda function and select the security settings:

Figure 3.3 – Naming the function

When you run a Lambda function, you need to define the role that Lambda can use to be able to do some actions, which is done under Execution role. The role defines your permissions in AWS and how to access other AWS services. For example, if Lambda...