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Serverless Architectures on AWS: With examples using AWS Lambda by Peter Sbarski

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Chapter 3. Building a serverless application

This chapter covers

  • Writing, testing, and deploying Lambda functions
  • Creating a basic event-driven system for transcoding videos
  • Using AWS services such as Simple Storage Service, Simple Notification Service, and the Elastic Transcoder

To give you a thorough understanding of serverless architectures, you’re going to build a serverless application. Specifically, you’ll build a video-sharing website, a YouTube mini clone, which we’ll call 24-Hour Video. This application will have a website with user registration and authentication capabilities. Your users will be able to watch and upload videos. Any videos uploaded to the system will be transcoded to different resolutions and bitrates so that ...

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