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Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Cloudfront, S3 and DynamoDB

If 2015 saw the rise of Docker Containers & Micro-services then 2016 is undoubtedly going to be about Serverless architecture. Late in 2015 AWS announced a preview of a service called AWS Lambda moving from a pure IaaS provider into the PaaS world with one feel swoop. Now AWS is releasing so many new services and features a week that you may have missed this, but in my opinion it is a game changer and I’m going to try to demonstrate why. What on earth is Lambda? “AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you.”“When using AWS Lambda, you are responsible only for your code. AWS Lambda manages the compute fleet that offers a balance of memory, CPU, network, and other resources.”Just think about those statements for a second,  In developer terms a Lambda is simply a single function with an input and output, forget microservices this is a nanoservice.  At the time of writing you can write you…