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AWS Lambda in Action by Danilo Poccia

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Preface

No server is easier to manage than no server.

Werner Vogel, Amazon CTO

In 1996, I started working on client-server architectures, experiencing both the advantages and the complexity of distributed systems. Beginning in the early 2000s, I collaborated on multiple large-scale projects, mainly for telecommunications and media customers. During those years, I often experienced the limits of computing, storage, or networking as a bottleneck that hampered the innovation that companies were trying to put in place.

Then, in the pivotal year of 2006, the idea of using computing resources with a “utility” model—in the same way as we use energy, gas, or water—started to be become a reality. That was the year AWS launched its first services for ...

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