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

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Chapter 7. API Gateway

This chapter covers

  • Creation and management of API Gateway resources and methods
  • Lambda Proxy integration
  • API Gateway caching, throttling, and logging

Serverless architectures are versatile. You can use them to build an entire back end or glue a few services together to solve a specific task. Building a proper back end requires the development of an application programming interface (API) that sits between the client and back-end services. In AWS, the API Gateway is this key AWS service that allows developers to create a RESTful API.

This chapter takes a look at the API Gateway. We examine the fundamental activities that go into building an API and discuss features such as staging and versioning, as well as caching, ...

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