AWS Lambda is a part of AWS that lets you run your code without provisioning or managing servers. This enables you to deploy applications and backend services that operate with no upfront cost. This book gets you up to speed on how to build scalable systems and deploy serverless applications with AWS Lambda.
The book starts with the fundamental concepts of AWS Lambda, and then teaches you how to combine your applications with other AWS services, such as AmazonAPI Gateway and DynamoDB. This book will also give a quick walk through on how to use the Serverless Framework to build larger applications that can structure code or autogenerate boilerplate code that can be used to get started quickly for increased productivity.
Toward the end of the book, you will learn how to write, run, and test Lambda functions using Node.js, Java, Python, and C#.
What You Will Learn
- Understand the fundamental concepts of AWS Lambda
- Get to grips with the Serverless Framework and how to create a serverless project
- Testing and debugging Lambda functions
- Create a stateful, serverless backend with DynamoDB
- Program AWS Lambda with Java, Python, and C#
- Program a lambda function with Node.js
Markus Klems is a software development and system administration expert for scalable, high-availability, and high-performance software systems, such as big data, mobile, web application, and Software-as-a-Service systems. Within the framework of his research and development work at TU Berlin and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Markus has gained in-depth knowledge and experience of complex and large-scale IT systems. He has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) since 2008 and is particularly excited about serverless computing and serverless microservice architectures.