3.5 Hours of Video Instruction on AWS Lambda and Serverless Applications
More than 3.5 hours of practical video instruction on AWS Lambda—Amazon’s Functions-as-a-Service technology—and how to build Serverless applications. The aim throughout this course is not to give you just cookie cutter examples but instead to give you a thorough understanding of the Lambda platform and programming model, so you’ll have confidence building your own Serverless applications.
Serverless is a new cloud computing approach to architecting and building applications. It enables faster delivery of business value and reduced operational cost and complexity, together with virtually limitless and effortless scaling. The core technology class of a Serverless architecture is Functions-as-a-Service, and the most mature Functions-as-a-Service product is Lambda, from Amazon Web Services. AWS Lambda LiveLessons is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the Lambda platform and programming model, so you’ll have confidence building your own Serverless applications.
The video starts off by introducing Serverless and answering the question, “What is Lambda?” It explains Serverless fundamentals and compares the different Serverless technology classes of Backend-as-a-Service and Functions-as-a-Service, as well as the benefits and limitations of Serverless.
Next, Roberts and Chapin review the necessary environment prerequisites before showing you how to code and execute your first Lambda function. They then drill down into some details of the Lambda model and show you how to build a Lambda-backed web application using API Gateway.
Finally, the course covers some additional theory to give you a more advanced understanding of AWS Lambda. Roberts and Chapin close by looking more holistically at Serverless architectures and providing a detailed overview of Serverless technology beyond AWS Lambda, including a range of examples of how Serverless architectures are built in the real world.
AWS Lambda LiveLessons consists of seven lessons totaling more than 4 hours of instruction. The videos feature easy-to-understand explanations of key concepts, realistic examples, and demonstrations of industrial-grade deployments.
View the link resources compiled for this LiveLesson at http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/imprint_downloads/informit/bookreg/9780134840918/aws_lambda_livelesson_resources.pdf.
About the InstructorsMike Roberts is an engineering leader and cofounder of Symphonia, a Serverless and cloud technology consultancy based in New York City. Mike is a long-time proponent of Agile and DevOps values and is excited by the role that cloud technologies have played in enabling such values for many high-functioning software teams. He sees Serverless as the next technological evolution of cloud systems and as such is optimistic about their capability to help teams be awesome.