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AWS Lambda in Action: Event-driven serverless applications

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AWS Lambda in Action: Event-driven serverless applications

English | ISBN: 9781617293719 | 384 pages | December 5, 2016 | EPUB | 10.62 MB

Summary

AWS Lambda in Action is an example-driven tutorial that teaches you how to build applications that use an event-driven approach on the back end.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

With AWS Lambda, you write your code and upload it to the AWS cloud. AWS Lambda responds to the events triggered by your application or your users, and automatically manages the underlying computer resources for you. Back-end tasks like analyzing a new document or processing requests from a mobile app are easy to implement. Your application is divided into small functions, leading naturally to a reactive architecture and the adoption of microservices.

About the Book

AWS Lambda in Action is an example-driven tutorial that teaches you how to build applications that use an event-driven approach on the back-end. Starting with an overview of AWS Lambda, the book moves on to show you common examples and patterns that you can use to call Lambda functions from a web page or a mobile app. The second part of the book puts these smaller examples together to build larger applications. By the end, you'll be ready to create applications that take advantage of the high availability, security, performance, and scalability of AWS.

What's Inside

Create a simple API
Create an event-driven media-sharing application
Secure access to your application in the cloud
Use functions from different clients like web pages or mobile apps
Connect your application with external services
About the Reader

Requires basic knowledge of JavaScript. Some examples are also provided in Python. No AWS experience is assumed.

About the Author

Danilo Poccia is a technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services and a frequent speaker at public events and workshops.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - FIRST STEPS

Running functions in the cloud
Your first Lambda function
Your function as a web API
PART 2 - BUILDING EVENT-DRIVEN APPLICATIONS

Managing security
Using standalone functions
Managing identities
Calling functions from a client
Designing an authentication service
Implementing an authentication service
Adding more features to the authentication service
Building a media-sharing application
Why event-driven?
PART 3 - FROM DEVELOPMENT TO PRODUCTION

Improving development and testing
Automating deployment
Automating infrastructure management
PART 4 - USING EXTERNAL SERVICES

Calling external services
Receiving events from other services

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