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Developing AWS Lambda Functions with Kotlin

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Learn how to build web microservices that run in the Amazon cloud with AWS Lambda and Kotlin.

AWS Lambda lets developers build web services that run in the Amazon cloud—without worrying about configuring servers or paying expensive monthly fees. This course shows you how to create Lambda services, called functions, on AWS using Kotlin—the up-and-coming Java alternative. Speaker and author Troy Miles shows how to create and test a simple Lambda function, and start creating more complex, standalone Kotlin apps with the Spark framework. He also shows how to connect your service to AWS via the API Gateway, and read and write data from a MongoDB database. Plus, learn how to run, test, and debug your microservices locally. Troy also offers a series of challenges to test your new Lambda programming skills.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Using the exercise files
1. About AWS Lambda
  • Creating a free AWS account
  • Pricing model
  • Comparing Lambda to EC2 and Elastic Beanstalk
2. Hello Lambda
  • A simple Lambda in Node.js
  • Testing the Lambda
  • ✓ Challenge: Say your name
  • ✓ Solution: Say your name
3. Hello Kotlin Lambda
  • The Spark framework
  • IntelliJ, Maven, and Kotlin
  • Maven packages
  • AWS library
4. Making Your Lambda Web Visible
  • API gateway introduction
  • Implementation
  • ✓ Challenge: What time is it?
  • ✓ Solution: What time is it?
5. Adding Data with MongoDB
  • MongoDB introduction
  • Setting up MongoDB
  • Reading records
  • Writing records
  • Deleting records
  • ✓ Challenge: Sort cars by fuel economy
  • ✓ Solution: Sort cars by fuel economy
6. Developing and Debugging Locally
  • Running Lambda locally
  • Running MongoDB locally
  • Debugging your Lambda
  • Deleting AWS services
  • Next steps

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