Build, run and orchestrate serverless applications using AWS Lambda, Microsoft Azure Functions, and Google Cloud Functions
Author: Kuldeep Chowhan
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Deploy functions efficiently using different cloud-based serverless offerings Key Features Understand the concept of Function-as-a-Service Implement Serverless solutions using AWS Lambda, Azure Functions and Google Cloud Functions Practical approach towards choosing the best tool for your serverless environment Book Description Serverless applications and architectures are gaining momentum and are increasingly being used by companies of all sizes. Serverless software takes care of many problems that developers face when running systems and servers, such as fault tolerance, centralized logging, horizontal scalability, and deployments. You will learn how to harness serverless technology to rapidly reduce production time and minimize your costs, while still having the freedom to customize your code, without hindering functionality. Upon finishing the book, you will have the knowledge and resources to build your own serverless application hosted in AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, and will have experienced the benefits of event-driven technology for yourself. This hands-on guide dives into the basis of serverless architectures and how to build them using Node.js as a programming language, Visual Studio Code for code editing, and Postman for quickly and securely developing applications without the hassle of configuring and maintaining infrastructure on three public cloud platforms. What you will learn Understand the benefts of serverless computing and know when to use it Develop serverless applications on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Get to grips with Function as a Service (FaaS) Apply triggers to serverless functions Build event-driven apps using serverless frameworks Use the Node.js programming language to build serverless apps Use code editors, such as Visual Studio Code, as development environments Master the best development practices for creating scalable and practical solutions Who this book is for This book is targeted towards developers, system administrators or any stakeholder working in the Serverless environment and want to understand how functions work. Basic idea of serverless architecture can be an added advantage
Build cost-effective and highly scalable Serverless applications using AWS Lambda. About This Book Leverage AWS Lambda to significantly lower your infrastructure costs and deploy out massively scalable, event-driven systems and applications Learn how to design and build Lambda functions using real-world examples and implementation scenarios Explore the Serverless ecosystem with a variety of toolsets and AWS services including DynamoDB, API Gateway, and much more! Who This Book Is For If you are a Cloud administrator and/or developer who wishes to explore, learn, and leverage AWS Lambda to design, build, and deploy Serverless applications in the cloud, then this is the book for you! The book assumes you have some prior knowledge and hands-on experience with AWS core services such as EC2, IAM, S3, along with the knowledge to work with any popular programming language such as Node.Js, Java, C#, and so on. What You Will Learn Understand the hype, significance, and business benefits of Serverless computing and applications Plunge into the Serverless world of AWS Lambda and master its core components and how it works Find out how to effectively and efficiently design, develop, and test Lambda functions using Node.js, along with some keen coding insights and best practices Explore best practices to effectively monitor and troubleshoot Serverless applications using AWS CloudWatch and other third-party services in the form of Datadog and Loggly Quickly design and develop Serverless applications by leveraging AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and API Gateway using the Serverless Application Framework (SAF) and other AWS services such as Step Functions Explore a rich variety of real-world Serverless use cases with Lambda and see how you can apply it to your environments In Detail AWS is recognized as one of the biggest market leaders for cloud computing and why not? It has evolved a lot since the time it started out by providing just basic services such as EC2 and S3 and today; they go all the way from IoT to Machine Learning, Image recognition, Chatbot Frameworks, and much more! One of those recent services that is also gaining a lot of traction is AWS Lambda! Although seemingly simple and easy to use, Lambda is a highly effective and scalable compute service that provides developers with a powerful platform to design and develop Serverless event-driven systems and applications. The book begins with a high-level introduction into the world of Serverless computing and its advantages and use cases, followed by a deep dive into AWS Lambda! You'll learn what services AWS Lambda provides to developers; how to design, write, and test Lambda functions; as well as monitor and troubleshoot them. The book is designed and accompanied with a vast variety of real-world examples, use cases, and code samples that will enable you to get started on your Serverless applications quickly. By the end of the book, you will have gained all the skills required to work with AWS Lambda services! Style and approach This step-by-step guide will help you build Serverless applications and run Serverless workloads using the AWS Lambda service. You'll be able to get started with it in a matter of minutes with easy-to-follow code snippets and examples.
Developing with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud
Author: Maddie Stigler
Learn the basics of serverless computing and how to develop event-driven architectures with the three major cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. This hands-on guide dives into the foundations of serverless computing, its use cases, and how to apply it using developer tools such as Node.js, Visual Studio Code, Postman, and Serverless Framework. You will apply the fundamentals of serverless technology from the ground up, and come away with a greater understanding of its power and how to make it work for you. This book teaches you how to quickly and securely develop applications without the hassle of configuring and maintaining infrastructure. You will learn how to harness serverless technology to rapidly reduce production time and minimize your costs, while still having the freedom to customize your code, without hindering functionality. Upon completion, you will have the knowledge and resources to build your own serverless application hosted in AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud and will have experienced the benefits of event-driven technology for yourself. What You'll Learn Gain a deeper understanding of serverless computing and when to use it Use development tools such as Node.js, Postman, and VS code to quickly set up your serverless development environment and produce applications Apply triggers to your serverless functions that best suit the architecture for the problem the functions are solving Begin building applications across cloud providers that utilize the power of serverless technology Understand best development practices with serverless computing to maintain scalable and practical solutions Code with an agnostic approach to cloud providers to minimize provider dependency Who This Book Is For Any developer looking to expand current knowledge of serverless computing, its applications, and how to architect serverless solutions, or someone just beginning in these areas
Build scalable, efficient, and highly available web apps using AWS About This Book Get an in-depth understanding of the serverless model Build a complete serverless web application end to end Learn how to use the Serverless Framework to improve your productivity Who This Book Is For If you're looking to learn more about scalable and cost-efficient architectures, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of Node.js skills or familiarity with cloud services is required. For other topics, we cover the basics. What You Will Learn Get a grasp of the pros and cons of going serverless and its use cases Discover how you can use the building blocks of AWS to your advantage Set up the environment and create a basic app with the Serverless Framework Host static files on S3 and CloudFront with HTTPS support Build a sample application with a frontend using React as an SPA Develop the Node.js backend to handle requests and connect to a SimpleDB database Secure your applications with authentication and authorization Implement the publish-subscribe pattern to handle notifications in a serverless application Create tests, define the workflow for deployment, and monitor your app In Detail This book will equip you with the knowledge needed to build your own serverless apps by showing you how to set up different services while making your application scalable, highly available, and efficient. We begin by giving you an idea of what it means to go serverless, exploring the pros and cons of the serverless model and its use cases. Next, you will be introduced to the AWS services that will be used throughout the book, how to estimate costs, and how to set up and use the Serverless Framework. From here, you will start to build an entire serverless project of an online store, beginning with a React SPA frontend hosted on AWS followed by a serverless backend with API Gateway and Lambda functions. You will also learn to access data from a SimpleDB database, secure the application with authentication and authorization, and implement serverless notifications for browsers using AWS IoT. This book will describe how to monitor the performance, efficiency, and errors of your apps and conclude by teaching you how to test and deploy your applications. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step approach on how to use the Serverless Framework and AWS services to build Serverless Applications. It will give you a hands-on feeling, allowing you to practice while reading. It provides a brief introduction of concepts while keeping the focus on the practical skills required to develop applications.
Leverage AWS features to build highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable cloud environments
Author: Yohan Wadia
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Work through exciting recipes to administer your AWS cloud Key Features Build secure environments using AWS components and services Explore core AWS features with real-world applications and best practices Design and build Lambda functions using real-world examples Book Description With this Learning Path, you’ll explore techniques to easily manage applications on the AWS cloud. You’ll begin with an introduction to serverless computing, its advantages, and the fundamentals of AWS. The following chapters will guide you on how to manage multiple accounts by setting up consolidated billing, enhancing your application delivery skills, with the latest AWS services such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. It’ll also add to your understanding of the services AWS Lambda provides to developers. To refine your skills further, it demonstrates how to design, write, test, monitor, and troubleshoot Lambda functions. By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: AWS Administration: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition by Yohan Wadia AWS Administration Cookbook by Rowan Udell, Lucas Chan Mastering AWS Lambda by Yohan Wadia, Udita Gupta What you will learn Explore the benefits of serverless computing and applications Deploy apps with AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Amazon Elastic File System Secure environments with AWS CloudTrail, AWSConfig, and AWS Shield Run big data analytics with Amazon EMR and Amazon Redshift Back up and safeguard data using AWS Data Pipeline Create monitoring and alerting dashboards using CloudWatch Effectively monitor and troubleshoot serverless applications with AWS Design serverless apps via AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and API Gateway Who this book is for This Learning Path is specifically designed for IT system and network administrators, AWS architects, and DevOps engineers who want to effectively implement AWS in their organization and easily manage daily activities. Familiarity with Linux, web services, cloud computing platforms, virtualization, networking, and other administration-related tasks will assist in understanding the concepts in the book. Prior hands-on experience with AWS core services such as EC2, IAM, S3, and programming languages, such as Node.Js, Java, and C#, will also prove beneficial.