AWS Lambda in Action: Event-driven serverless applications

Book Description

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.

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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 , leading naturally to a reactive 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, , 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
  • Connect your application with external services

About the Reader

Requires basic knowledge of JavaScript. Some examples are also provided in . 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
Chapter 1. Running functions in the cloud
Chapter 2. Your first Lambda function
Chapter 3. Your function as a web API

PART 2 - BUILDING EVENT-DRIVEN APPLICATIONS
Chapter 1. Managing security
Chapter 2. Using standalone functions
Chapter 3. Managing identities
Chapter 4. Calling functions from a client
Chapter 5. Designing an authentication service
Chapter 6. Implementing an authentication service
Chapter 7. Adding more features to the authentication service
Chapter 8. Building a media-sharing application
Chapter 9. Why event-driven?

PART 3 - FROM DEVELOPMENT TO PRODUCTION
Chapter 1. Improving development and testing
Chapter 2. Automating deployment
Chapter 3. Automating infrastructure management

PART 4 - USING EXTERNAL SERVICES
Chapter 1. Calling external services
Chapter 2. Receiving events from other services

Book Details

  • Title: AWS Lambda in Action: Event-driven serverless applications
  • Author:
  • Length: 384 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-12-05
  • ISBN-10: 1617293717
  • ISBN-13: 9781617293719

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