Understanding AWS Lambda
Executing code in response to specific event triggers is a common need. In fact, Event-Driven Programming has long been an important approach in Software Development. So if trigger response is useful within an operating system, why not for cloud-based web applications? To answer precisely that need, Amazon recently released Lambda. Lambda will launch AWS resources and execute snippets of code in response to predefined events, automating the management of all of necessary underlying infrastructure...and at a ridiculously low price.
In this course you'll get complete introduction to AWS Lambda. Lambda is not a particularly complex service, but setting IAM roles and security groups might be tricky. This tutorial, written by our expert Cloud Solutions Architect Kevin Felitchko, will help you understand how to get started, and will also show you an interesting and practical use-case.
Who should take this course
If you want to learn more about the AWS services being discussed here, check out our other AWS courses. Also, our Lambda quiz questions can serve as a nice follow up. You will be tested on what you learnt in this video, but will also learn more at the same time thanks to the documentation associated with each question.