Serverless development with AWS Lambda

Serverless development with AWS Lambda

Learn how to benefit from the hottest new trend in cloud architecture

Serverless platforms significantly reduce the cost of running high-performance web sites and API services in the cloud, but with a major impact on architecture, these services also require teams to re-think how to approach sessions, storage, authorization and testing.

Join Gojko Adzic, a key contributor to Claudia.js (a popular open-source deployment tool for AWS Lambda) in this a practical workshop for developers and architects that want to take advantage of the latest trends in cloud computing: serverless apps and cloud functions.

Target Audience

This is an intermediate workshop for developers and architects migrating from on-premise applications to the cloud or investigating the migration from self-managed applications (virtual machines in the cloud) or Platform-as-a-Service (Heroku, Google App Engine) applications to AWS Lambda and cloud functions.
Previous knowledge with cloud functions is not required, but you will need basic knowledge of JavaScript to follow the exercises.


Through hands-on exercises and teamwork, you’ll learn about using AWS Lambda and API Gateway to create responsive event-driven micro-services, auto-scaling web APIs, and high-performance web sites.
By the end of the workshop, you will create a useful real-world serverless application, exploring the typical architectural patterns.


Day 1 – Getting started with Lambda and performing basic tasks

  • Introduction to AWS Lambda and API Gateway
  • Logging, monitoring and analytics in a serverless world
  • Connecting Lambda functions to storage (S3)
  • Invoking Lambda functions from Web APIs
  • Securing Lambda functions.

Day 2 – Architecting serverless applications

  • Designing applications for share-nothing architectures
  • How to achieve user sessions and still work at scale
  • Key things to consider when talking to third-party APIs
  • Authentication and authorization with serverless applications
  • How to design testable Lambda functions
  • How to set up your workflow for teamwork and versioning.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Use AWS Lambda and API Gateway
  • Perform file conversion, image serving, connecting to third-party APIs and managing sessions with serverless architectures
  • Design scalable, high-performance web sites with single-page apps backed by cloud APIs
  • Get the most out of AWS integrations (AWS Cognito and AWS IoT Gateway)
  • Identify how serverless architecture impacts testing, monitoring and deployments
  • Run A/B tests easily and operate multiple versions of your system cheaply by learning best practice
  • Start converting monolithic applications to cloud functions
  • Use Amazon Serverless Application Model (SAM) and Claudia.js to deploy Lambda functions.

Expect to get your hands dirty

This is a hands-on workshop from the very start, and you will spend most of the time actually building a scalable serverless application. By the end of the workshop, you will have a running application that that demonstrates most of the key benefits and a good approach to common tasks.


Tools & Laptop: Should I take my laptop with me?

Entry requirements: Is there anything I need to do before the workshop?
Please set up the environment on your machine according to these instructions

A working knowledge of JavaScript is encouraged as coding examples will be in JavaScript/Node.js to keep things simple and make it easy for everyone to follow regardless of their primary platform.
You should be comfortable writing simple functions and flows.

Teaching language: What language will this workshop be in?
This course will be taught in English.

Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic, partner di Neuri Consulting LLP, ha vinto il premio European Software Testing Outstanding Achievement nel 2016, e il premio come Most Influential Agile Testing Professional nel 2011.
Uno dei libri di Gojko, Specification by Example, ha vinto il Jolt Award for the best book of 2012, e il suo blog ha vinto il premio UK Agile Award per la miglior pubblicazione online nel 2010.


Is Serverless the future of Cloud Computing? (Luciano Mammino intervista Gojko Adzic)

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