AWS Lambda: Developing Serverless Applications with Java

Video description

3.5 Hours of Video Instruction on AWS Lambda and Serverless Applications

Overview
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.

Description
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.

Although AWS Lambda natively supports several languages, including Javascript, Python and C#, this video tutorial uses Java and its Java Virtual Machine as the development language and runtime for all examples.

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 Instructors

Mike 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.

John Chapin is a cofounder of Symphonia, a Serverless and cloud technology consultancy based in New York City. John has over 15 years of experience as a technical executive and senior engineer. He was previously VP Engineering, Core Services & Data Science at Intent Media, where he helped teams transform how they delivered business value through Serverless technology and agile practices. John also co-organizes the NYC Clojure meetup. Outside of Symphonia, he can be found running along the west side of Manhattan, surfing at Rockaway Beach, or planning his next trip abroad.

Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. AWS Lambda: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: What Is Lambda?
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Understand Serverless fundamentals
    3. 1.2 Compare Backend-as-a-Service and Functions-as-a-Service
    4. 1.3 Understand the benefits and limitations of Serverless
    5. 1.4 Survey the AWS Lambda platform
  3. Lesson 2: Setting Up a Lambda Development Environment
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Set up a development user
    3. 2.2 Configure the command line environment for Mac / Unix
    4. 2.3 Configure the command line environment for Windows
  4. Lesson 3: Lambda’s “Hello World”
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Write a simple Lambda using Java
    3. 3.2 Deploy and invoke a Lambda via the console
    4. 3.3 Deploy and invoke a Lambda via the CLI
  5. Lesson 4: The Lambda Lifecycle
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Dive deep into Lambda and the JVM
    3. 4.2 Incorporate logging into Lambda functions
    4. 4.3 Address metrics in Lambda functions
    5. 4.4 Understand Lambda input and output: Part 1
    6. 4.5 Understand Lambda input and output: Part 2
  6. Lesson 5: A Practical Example Using Lambda and API Gateway
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Architect a Serverless application
    3. 5.2 Survey API Gateway
    4. 5.3 Build an example Serverless application: Part 1
    5. 5.4 Build an example Serverless application: Part 2
    6. 5.5 Understand Lambda scaling
  7. Lesson 6: Advanced Lambda
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Use environment variables and configuration
    3. 6.2 Use versions and aliases
    4. 6.3 Handle errors
    5. 6.4 Integrate with event sources
    6. 6.5 Understand timeouts and the Lambda Context
    7. 6.6 Examine some quirks and idiosyncrasies
  8. Lesson 7: Next Steps with Lambda and Other Serverless Technology
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Explore other Serverless technology
    3. 7.2 Review case studies
  9. Summary
    1. AWS Lambda: Summary

Product information

  • Title: AWS Lambda: Developing Serverless Applications with Java
  • Author(s): Mike Roberts / John Chapin
  • Release date: August 2017
  • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0134859928