To wrap up this year’s AWS re:invent, our talent acquisition manager, Anya Marshall, is especially excited about today’s product announcements.
“The day started with Werner Vogel’s announcements around enhanced and new features for Lambdas and Serverless. New additions are Lambda Layers & Runtime API, and Lambda support in new languages, which make sharing code, frameworks, modules, and libraries across functions easy. The day was full of workshops and partner presentations, and most importantly hallway sessions. It’s amazing to see the technical community come together and work to solve common problems. To top it off, Skrillex will be coming back to play at re:play, what a perfect way to forget the feet fatigue after walking around the venues.”
- Application Load Balancer can now Invoke Lambda Functions to Serve HTTP(S) Requests – This enables users to access serverless applications from any HTTP client, including web browsers. With the Application Load Balancers’ support for content-based routing rules, you can also route requests to different Lambda functions based on the requested content.
- AWS Serverless Application Model Supports Nested Applications Using the AWS Serverless Application Repository – You can now assemble and deploy new serverless architectures using nested applications supported by the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) using the AWS Serverless Application Repository. Nested applications are loosely-coupled components of a serverless architecture.
- AWS Lambda Supports Ruby – You can now develop your AWS Lambda function code using Ruby. AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events, and automatically manages the compute resources for you.
- AWS Lambda Now Supports Custom Runtimes and Enables Sharing Common Code Between Functions – AWS announces Lambda Runtime API and Lambda Layers, two new AWS Lambda features that enable developers to build custom runtimes, and share and manage common code between functions.
- Introducing Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka (Amazon MSK) in Public Preview – Amazon MSK is a fully managed, highly available, and secure service that makes it easy for developers and DevOps managers to run applications on Apache Kafka in the AWS Cloud without needing Apache Kafka infrastructure management expertise. Amazon MSK operates highly available Apache Kafka clusters, provides security features out of the box, is fully compatible with open-source versions of Apache Kafka allowing existing applications to migrate without code changes, and has built-in AWS integrations that accelerate application development.
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