Posted On: Aug 12, 2020

You can now develop your AWS Lambda functions using Go on Amazon Linux 2, the latest generation of Amazon Linux. You can read more about the Go programming model in the AWS Lambda documentation.

Amazon Linux 2 provides a secure, stable, and high performance execution environment to develop and run cloud-native applications. With Amazon Linux 2, you get an application environment that offers long term support with access to the latest innovations in the Linux ecosystem, at no additional charge. 

To get started, upload your code through the AWS Lambda console and select provide your own bootstrap on Amazon Linux 2 runtime. You can also use the AWS CLI, AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) and AWS CloudFormation to deploy and manage your serverless application authored in Go. In addition, AWS CodeStar’s Go templates let you easily set up an entire development and continuous delivery toolchain for your serverless application. Once the application has been deployed, you can use AWS X-Ray and its Go SDK to troubleshoot and analyze the performance of your application. To migrate existing AWS Lambda functions running in Go on Amazon Linux 1 to Amazon Linux 2, update your code to be compatible with Amazon Linux 2, and then update the function runtime. 

Go on Amazon Linux 2 is available in all Regions where Lambda is available. Please visit our product page for more information about AWS Lambda or log in to the AWS Lambda console to get started. You can also refer to Go helper libraries on github for developing AWS Lambda functions in Go.