I would have preferred that the entries into the database went straight from a Lamda function into RDS. However, I originally chose MS SQL instead of MySQL, and I found out it was quite the challenge to have Lamda connect via an adapter. I decided to have the client log the data since it was much simpler, and that allowed me to focus more on the other aspects of the project. There were numerous challenges with the camera that I’m guessing caused others a headache or two.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I learned a lot. When I want to re:Invent, I was pretty much a newbie to AWS. I’d been using it for website and database hosting, but I had not used many of these other cool services. Now, I have a pretty decent grasp of the many tools AWS offers.
What I learned
What's next for Customer Counter
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The repo for this project is private.