Serverless architecture is about having more time to focus on code, and moving quickly. In these new architectures, traditional back-end servers are replaced with cloud functions acting as discrete single-purpose services. With serverless compute technologies like AWS Lambda, developers can build entirely serverless platforms at scale. Serverless Architectures on AWS teaches how to build, secure and manage serverless architectures that can power the most demanding web and mobile apps. This book has many ready-made and real-world examples, code snippets, diagrams, and descriptions of architectures that can be readily applied. It describes a traditional application and its back end concerns and then shows how to solve these same problems with a serverless approach. By the end, readers will be able to reason about serverless systems and be able to compose their own systems by applying these ideas and examples. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Build scalable, reliable, and cost-effective applications with a serverless architecture About This Book Design a real-world serverless application from scratch Learn about AWS Lambda function and how to use Lambda functions to glue other AWS Services Use the Java programming language and well-known design patterns. Although Java is used for the examples in this book, the concept is applicable across all languages Learn to migrate your JAX-RS application to AWS Lambda and API Gateway Who This Book Is For This book is for developers and software architects who are interested in designing on the back end. Since the book uses Java to teach concepts, knowledge of Java is required. What You Will Learn Learn to form microservices from bigger Softwares Orchestrate and scale microservices Design and set up the data flow between cloud services and custom business logic Get to grips with cloud provider's APIs, limitations, and known issues Migrate existing Java applications to a serverless architecture Acquire deployment strategies Build a highly available and scalable data persistence layer Unravel cost optimization techniques In Detail Over the past years, all kind of companies from start-ups to giant enterprises started their move to public cloud providers in order to save their costs and reduce the operation effort needed to keep their shops open. Now it is even possible to craft a complex software system consisting of many independent micro-functions that will run only when they are needed without needing to maintain individual servers. The focus of this book is to design serverless architectures, and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of this approach, along with decision factors to consider. You will learn how to design a serverless application, get to know that key points of services that serverless applications are based on, and known issues and solutions. The book addresses key challenges such as how to slice out the core functionality of the software to be distributed in different cloud services and cloud functions. It covers basic and advanced usage of these services, testing and securing the serverless software, automating deployment, and more. By the end of the book, you will be equipped with knowledge of new tools and techniques to keep up with this evolution in the IT industry. Style and approach The book takes a pragmatic approach, showing you all the examples you need to build efficient serverless applications.
This book addresses the emerging area of cloud computing, providing a comprehensive overview of the research areas, recent work and open research problems. The move to cloud computing is no longer merely a topic of discussion; it has become a core competency that every modern business needs to embrace and excel at. It has changed the way enterprise and internet computing is viewed, and this success story is the result of the long-term efforts of computing research community around the globe. It is predicted that by 2026 more than two-thirds of all enterprises across the globe will be entirely run in cloud. These predictions have led to huge levels of funding for research and development in cloud computing and related technologies. Accordingly, universities across the globe have incorporated cloud computing and its related technologies in their curriculum, and information technology (IT) organizations are accelerating their skill-set evolution in order to be better prepared to manage emerging technologies and public expectations of the cloud, such as new services.
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.
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
Key concepts, sample applications, best practices, and troubleshooting tips to build highly scalable applications in AWS. Key Features Design highly available, cost efficient, fault tolerant, and scalable distributed systems A practical guide that will help you build, deploy, and manage applications with ease. Develop effective solutions with AWS SDK and Lambda Book Description Continuous deployment and Agile methodology have enabled huge advances in modern applications. This book will enable the reader to make use of this rapidly evolving technology to build highly scalable applications within AWS using different architectures. You will begin with installation of AWS SDK and you will get hands-on experience on creating an application using AWS Management Console and AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Next you will be integrating Applications with AWS services such as DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, Amazon SQS and Amazon SWF Following this you will get well versed with CI/CD workflow and work with four major phases in Release processes – Source, Build, Test and Production. Next you will learn to apply AWS developer tools in your Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) WorkFlow. Later you will learn about User Authentication using Amazon Cognito and also how you can evaluate the best architecture as per your infrastructure costs. You will learn about Amazon EC2 service and deploy an app using Amazon EC2.You will also get well versed with container service which is Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) and you will learn to deploy an app using Amazon ECS. Along with EC2 and ECS, you will also deploying a practical real-world example of a CI/CD application with the Serverless Application Framework which is known as AWS Lambda. Finally you will learn how to build, develop and deploy the Application using AWS Developer tools like AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy and AWS CodePipeline as per project needs. Also you can develop and deploy applications within minutes using AWS CodeStar from wizard. By the end of this book, the reader will effectively build, deploy, and manage applications on AWS along with scaling and securing applications with best practices and troubleshooting tips. What you will learn Learn how to get up and running with AWS Developer Tools. Integrate the four major phases in the Release Processes. Source, Build, Test and Production. Learn how to integrate Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment in AWS. Make secure, scalable and fault tolerant applications. Understand different architectures and deploy complex architectures within minutes Who this book is for This book targets developers who would like to build and manage web and mobile applications and services on the AWS platform. If you are an architect you will be able to take a deep dive and use examples that can be readily applied to real world scenarios. Some prior programming experience is assumed along with familiarity of cloud computing.
Architect and design highly scalable, robust, clean and highly performant applications in .NET Core About This Book Incorporate architectural soft-skills such as DevOps and Agile methodologies to enhance program-level objectives Gain knowledge of architectural approaches on the likes of SOA architecture and microservices to provide traceability and rationale for architectural decisions Explore a variety of practical use cases and code examples to implement the tools and techniques described in the book Who This Book Is For This book is for experienced .NET developers who are aspiring to become architects of enterprise-grade applications, as well as software architects who would like to leverage .NET to create effective blueprints of applications. What You Will Learn Grasp the important aspects and best practices of application lifecycle management Leverage the popular ALM tools, application insights, and their usage to monitor performance, testability, and optimization tools in an enterprise Explore various authentication models such as social media-based authentication, 2FA and OpenID Connect, learn authorization techniques Explore Azure with various solution approaches for Microservices and Serverless architecture along with Docker containers Gain knowledge about the recent market trends and practices and how they can be achieved with .NET Core and Microsoft tools and technologies In Detail If you want to design and develop enterprise applications using .NET Core as the development framework and learn about industry-wide best practices and guidelines, then this book is for you. The book starts with a brief introduction to enterprise architecture, which will help you to understand what enterprise architecture is and what the key components are. It will then teach you about the types of patterns and the principles of software development, and explain the various aspects of distributed computing to keep your applications effective and scalable. These chapters act as a catalyst to start the practical implementation, and design and develop applications using different architectural approaches, such as layered architecture, service oriented architecture, microservices and cloud-specific solutions. Gradually, you will learn about the different approaches and models of the Security framework and explore various authentication models and authorization techniques, such as social media-based authentication and safe storage using app secrets. By the end of the book, you will get to know the concepts and usage of the emerging fields, such as DevOps, BigData, architectural practices, and Artificial Intelligence. Style and approach Filled with examples and use cases, this guide takes a no-nonsense approach to show you the best tools and techniques required to become a successful software architect.
Embracing the cloud—a Serverless architecture to solve problems at scale About This Book Learn to develop, manage, deploy, and monitor Azure functions in any language. Make the most out of Azure functions to build scalable systems. A step-by-step guide that will help you eliminate the pain points of implementing a serverless architecture. Who This Book Is For This book aims at IT architects and developers who want to build scalable systems and deploy serverless applications with Azure functions. No prior knowledge of Azure functions is necessary. What You Will Learn Understand the folder structure of a function and the purposes of the files Deploy a function and test it Explore the common triggers that are used to activate a function Discover how bindings can be used to output the results of a function Build a dll that has functionality that can be leveraged by a function Chain functions to allow the invocation of one function from another Understand how to monitor the health of your functions In Detail Functions help you easily run small pieces of code in cloud with Azure functions without worrying about a whole application or the infrastructure to run it. With Azure functions, you can use triggers to execute your code and bindings to simplify the input and output of your code. This book will start with the basics of Azure Functions. You will learn the steps to set up the environment and the tools that we will be using in the further chapters. Once you have a better understanding of this, we will be creating our first hello world function app. Later you will be introduced to triggers, how they are used to activate a function, and how binding can be used to output results of a function.You will also explore the steps to create an assembly with complex functionality that can be used by functions. Next, this book will teach you to scale your functions and use them to process data, integrate systems, and build simple APIs and microservices. Finally, this book will cover some diagnostic techniques with Azure App services and best practices of working with Azure Functions. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the techniques of scaling your Azure functions and making the most of serverless architecture. Style and Approach A step-by-side guide filled with real world examples that will guide you with the steps to build a scalable Cloud system
Understand the steps necessary to host your website using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. You will be able to set up your website for the first time or migrate your existing website. Explore scenarios, considerations, and steps for three types of websites, including hosting a static website, a content management system (CMS) based website, and a full-featured enterprise level website. Topic areas such as content storage in S3, compute resources in EC2, Route53 DNS Management, email services setup using Simple Email Service as well as strategies for high availability, fault tolerance, and website maintenance are covered. Website Hosting and Migration with Amazon Web Services is organized in a way that allows you to start with simple concepts using AWS core services that allow you to build knowledge and confidence using AWS services while exploring the latest technology on this ever-updating platform. Using AWS to host your website offers you more control over your infrastructure, content delivery, and ability to scale to fit your website needs. It’s time to take control and take your website to the next level. This engaging resource: Explains how to use the Amazon Web Services Free Tier to evaluate the platform for hosting your website Walks you through the setup and migration steps for three unique and popular web hosting scenarios Delivers hands-on experience with base concepts that can be built upon to grow and improve your website infrastructure Provides sample resources to test and understand the setup process fully What You'll Learn Evaluate Amazon Web Services (AWS) offered on the platform that may benefit your website Set up and maintain three unique types of websites using AWS core services, enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of what is capable for your website or future projects Select AWS services that can improve performance and control of your website Use AWS RDS to deliver a redundant database solution for your website Manage DNS, domain registration, and transfers in AWS Use CloudFront to deliver content efficiently on a global scale Who This Book Is For Small business owners, webmasters, freelance web designers, and others looking to have more control over their web content, save money by using a platform that charges for just the services you use, or grow the stability of their website by making it highly available, fault tolerant, and easily deployed; those looking to learn more about AWS Web Hosting options in general.
Get started with designing your serverless application using optimum design patterns and industry standard practices Key Features Learn the details of popular software patterns and how they are applied to serverless applications Understand key concepts and components in serverless designs Walk away with a thorough understanding of architecting serverless applications Book Description Serverless applications handle many problems that developers face when running systems and servers. The serverless pay-per-invocation model can also result in drastic cost savings, contributing to its popularity. While it's simple to create a basic serverless application, it's critical to structure your software correctly to ensure it continues to succeed as it grows. Serverless Design Patterns and Best Practices presents patterns that can be adapted to run in a serverless environment. You will learn how to develop applications that are scalable, fault tolerant, and well-tested. The book begins with an introduction to the different design pattern categories available for serverless applications. You will learn the trade-offs between GraphQL and REST and how they fare regarding overall application design in a serverless ecosystem. The book will also show you how to migrate an existing API to a serverless backend using AWS API Gateway. You will learn how to build event-driven applications using queuing and streaming systems, such as AWS Simple Queuing Service (SQS) and AWS Kinesis. Patterns for data-intensive serverless application are also explained, including the lambda architecture and MapReduce. This book will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop scalable and resilient serverless applications confidently. What you will learn Comprehend the popular design patterns currently being used with serverless architectures Understand the various design options and corresponding implementations for serverless web application APIs Learn multiple patterns for data-intensive serverless systems and pipelines, including MapReduce and Lambda Architecture Learn how to leverage hosted databases, queues, streams, storage services, and notification services Understand error handling and system monitoring in a serverless architecture a serverless architecture Learn how to set up a serverless application for continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment Who this book is for If you're a software architect, engineer, or someone who wants to build serverless applications, which are non-trivial in complexity and scope, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of programming and serverless computing concepts are assumed.
Harness the power of the Cloud, leveraging the speed and scale of Azure Serverless computing About This Book Take advantage of the agility, scale, and cost-effectiveness of the cloud using Azure Serverless compute Build scalable, reliable, and cost-effecient applications with Serverless architecture and .NET Learn to use Azure functions to their fullest potential in .NET Who This Book Is For This book is for .NET developers who would like to learn about serverless architecture. Basic C# programming knowledge is assumed. What You Will Learn Understand the best practices of Serverless architecture Learn how how to deploy a Text Sentiment Evaluation application in an Azure Serverless environment Implement security, identity, and access control Take advantage of the speed of deployment in the cloud Configure application health monitoring, logging, and alerts Design your application to ensure cost effectiveness, high availability, and scale In Detail Serverless architecture allows you to build and run applications and services without having to manage the infrastructure. Many companies have started adopting serverless architecture for their applications to save cost and improve scalability. This book will be your companion in designing Serverless architecture for your applications using the .NET runtime, with Microsoft Azure as the cloud service provider. You will begin by understanding the concepts of Serverless architecture, its advantages and disadvantages. You will then set up the Azure environment and build a basic application using a sample text sentiment evaluation function. From here, you will be shown how to run services in a Serverless environment. We will cover the integration with other Azure and 3rd party services such as Azure Service Bus, as well as configuring dependencies on NuGet libraries, among other topics. After this, you will learn about debugging and testing your Azure functions, and then automating deployment from source control. Securing your application and monitoring its health will follow from there, and then in the final part of the book, you will learn how to Design for High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Scale, as well as how to take advantage of the cloud pay-as-you-go model to design cost-effective services. We will finish off with explaining how azure functions scale up against AWS Lambda, Azure Web Jobs, and Azure Batch compare to other types of compute-on-demand services. Whether you've been working with Azure for a while, or you're just getting started, by the end of the book you will have all the information you need to set up and deploy applications to the Azure Serverless Computing environment. Style and approach This step-by-step guide shows you the concepts and features of Serverless architecture in Azure with .NET.
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.