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Dive into AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB in episode two of AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications
Have you had the chance to stream our latest Twitch series, AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications? This eight-week, free training on Twitch is built by developers, for developers, so you can take a hands-on approach to learning architecture practices and how to build cloud-native applications. Each weekly episode livestreams on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. PST on the AWS Twitch channel. You can also watch previous episodes on demand at your convenience!
Episode one recap
In episode one, we met our hosts, Ben and May, and started building right away! We leveraged infrastructure-as-code and defined our application infrastructure using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) to create our asynchronous image-processing backend. More than 1,000 of you joined us live and we’re so grateful for all of your comments, questions, and contributions to our community of learners.
Episode two sneak peek
In episode two, we’ll take the next step by building the application service, leveraging AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB. This is where we’ll build the core business logic that will support front-end requests for our web application. As always, join the fun and interact in the live chat where we have AWS Authorized Instructors answering your questions along the way. Don’t forget to check out the quick and easy “homework” assignment that Ben posted on LinkedIn.
What is AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications?
Built by developers, for developers, the series offers an interactive, fun, and hands-on approach that gives you the chance to learn by doing. Over the course of eight weekly episodes, AWS expert hosts Ben Newton and May Kyaw, both based in Australia, will take you through the end-to-end build of a serverless application in the AWS Cloud using the AWS Free Tier. You’ll start building a modern, full-stack, cloud-native application in the AWS Cloud, and in each episode, you’ll get to code in real time alongside your hosts, leveraging AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon API Gateway, the React library, authentication, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), AWS CodePipeline, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn best practices for modern applications and better understand how AWS-Cloud-native applications differ from on premises. The new AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications series is part of AWS’s commitment to provide free skills training to 29 million learners globally by 2025 through innovative offerings that meet learners where they are.
Join us February 4 and learn more
Join us this Thursday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. PST for episode two on the AWS Twitch channel. Learn more about what’s planned for each episode, get calendar reminders, and subscribe to weekly emails. Subscribers will receive code, white papers, links to documentation, and other resources to help you progress. You can also simply join the livestream each week to submit questions and share your progress, or watch the episodes on demand whenever it’s convenient for you.