Gain a deeper understanding on how AWS Lambda works
4 sections • 13 lectures • 1h 36m total length
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An AWS account
Hands-on experience with AWS Lambda
Familiarity with the terminal to install and run commands
Over the years, AWS Lambda added support for ever finer control of how the functions work. That resulted in more than 2 dozen configuration options and that makes it hard to see what is important and what is just for a specific use-case. And even for seemingly straightforward ones there are usually not-so-obvious consequences.
Did you know, for example that increasing the available memory potentially decreases the overall cost? Or while the timeout can go up to 15 minutes, the API Gateway timeouts after 29 seconds? These are things that are hard to know just from reading the documentation of the service.
In this course, you'll learn the most important configuration options of a Lambda function and the best practices how to set them. You'll become confident when it comes to deploy your serverless app and you'll have a deeper understanding how the Lambda service works.
This course uses Terraform for the code examples and there are best practices that are specific to it.
Who this course is for:
Developers who already use AWS but want to learn the intricacies of managing Lambda functions with Terraform
I'm a technology enthusiast, software engineer, and blogger. I work mostly with web and cloud technologies, and I'm always looking for ways to improve how software is created. I'm an avid learner, striving to understand every aspect of a solution and I also enjoy teaching. I'm an AWS certified cloud architect and security specialist, and I published over a hundred technical articles.