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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 LiveLessonsis 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 3.5 hours of instruction. The videos feature easy-to-understand explanations of key concepts, realistic examples, and demonstrations of industrial-grade deployments.

Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced

Who Should Take This Course
This LiveLesson video is for software engineers and architects who want to learn what Serverless is and how to program Lambda functions within a Serverless architecture, as well as what questions to ask as they start their Serverless journey.

About LiveLessons Video Training
LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more.

Your Instructor

Mike Roberts and John Chapin
Mike Roberts and John Chapin

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 more than 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.

Course Curriculum

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