Continuous integration and deployment
Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics
Authoring and development
Choose from a variety of AWS, open source, and third-party web frameworks that simplify serverless application development and deployment. These popular frameworks are supported across multiple languages.
- AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) is an open-source framework for building serverless applications. It provides shorthand syntax to express functions, APIs, databases, and event source mappings.
- AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework to define your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages.
- Serverless Framework - The Serverless Framework consists of an open source CLI and a hosted dashboard. Together, they provide you with full serverless application lifecycle management.
- Chalice is a framework for writing serverless apps in Python. It allows you to quickly create and deploy applications that use AWS Lambda.
- Arc.codes provides everything you need to build massively scalable serverless apps with low code, clear and terse config, and zero ceremony.
- Claudia.js makes it easy to deploy Node.js projects to AWS Lambda and API Gateway.
Continuous integration and deployment
You can build a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflow for your serverless applications using AWS Developer Tools and third-party tools.
- AWS CodeCommit is a secure, highly scalable, managed source control service that hosts private Git repositories.
- AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery service that helps you automate your release pipelines for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates.
- AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed continuous integration service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy.
- AWS CodeDeploy is a fully managed deployment service that automates software deployments to a variety of compute services such as Amazon EC2, AWS Fargate, AWS Lambda, and your on-premises servers.
- AWS CodeArtifact is a fully managed artifact repository service that makes it easy for organizations of any size to securely store, publish, and share software packages used in their software development process.
- Stackery is a serverless platform to design, develop and deliver modern applications.
Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics
You can monitor and troubleshoot the performance of your serverless applications and AWS Lambda functions with AWS services and third-party tools.
- AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture.
- Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and observability service built for DevOps engineers, developers, site reliability engineers (SREs), and IT managers.
- AppDynamics - AWS Lambda Monitoring Extension captures Lambda statistics from Amazon CloudWatch and displays them in the AppDynamics Metric Browser.
- Dashbird - End-to-end observability and real-time error tracking for AWS Lambda applications.
- DataDog - Detect and resolve performance issues in your serverless applications.
- Epsagon provides automated distributed tracing across your most complex serverless environments, providing a single pane of glass for services and infrastructure components with little-to-no code changes.
- Lumigo - Monitoring & Debugging platform for serverless and microservices.
- New Relic - Monitor, visualize, troubleshoot, and alert on your AWS Lambda functions with New Relic Serverless.
- Splunk - Monitor, explore and troubleshoot your entire stack in one platform.
- Thundra - Debug, test, deliver, and monitor modern microservices on AWS cloud.
Authoring and development
You can author code for AWS Lambda functions within your existing integrated development environment (IDE) using our IDE plugins.
- IDE Toolkits - Easily develop applications on AWS in the programming language of your choice.
- AWS SAM CLI provides a Lambda-like execution environment that lets you locally build, test, debug, and deploy applications defined by SAM templates.
- AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. It includes a code editor, debugger, and terminal.
- PowerShell Tools let developers and administrators manage their AWS services and resources in the PowerShell scripting environment.
Amazon API Gateway
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale.
Amazon EventBridge is a serverless event bus that makes it easy to connect applications together using data from your own applications, software as a service (SaaS) applications, and AWS services.
Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)
Amazon SNS is a highly available, durable, secure, fully managed pub/sub messaging service that enables you to decouple microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications.
Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications.
AWS Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon ECS that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters.
AWS Lambda enables you to run code for virtually any type of application or backend service with zero administration.
AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM)
AWS SAM is an open-source framework for building serverless applications using simple and clean syntax.
AWS Serverless Application Repository (AWS SAR)
AWS SAR enables teams, organizations, and individual developers to store and share reusable applications, and easily assemble and deploy serverless architectures.
AWS Step Functions
AWS Step Functions lets you coordinate multiple AWS services into serverless workflows so you can build and update apps quickly.
Build a simple serverless web application
Use AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Cognito to build a serverless web app that allows users to request unicorn rides.
Build a dynamic, multi-service web application
Deploy a web application, connect to a database, analyze user behavior using Amazon Cognito, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, AWS CodeCommit, and more.
Watch live coding tutorials on Twitch
Watch our Build On Serverless broadcasts and build a serverless airline booking app using AWS Lambda, AWS AppSync, Amazon SQS, and more.
Getting Started blog series
Getting started with serverless: set up
Build and deploy a simple application that uses GitHub’s webhook integration capability to notify users via Slack when a repository has been starred.
Getting started with serverless: writing the business logic
Learn how to use AWS Lambda functions to hold business logic for serverless applications.
Getting started with serverless: create an API to your business logic
This blog post shows you how to create a front door to the business logic of your serverless applications using Amazon API Gateway.
Getting started with serverless: local developer workflow
Set up a serverless developer workflow that enables you to test and iterate on business logic quickly while still being able to interact with cloud services.
Getting started with serverless: sandbox developer account
Learn how to set up an AWS sandboxed developer account that you can use to access AWS resources your functions interact with, as well as to test how your entire application behaves.
Free training & education
The AWS Heroes Content Library features blogs, videos, presentations, podcasts, and more from AWS experts who are passionate about sharing their extensive knowledge with others.
Introduction to Serverless Development
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Getting into the Serverless Mindset
Free Digital course, 30 minutes, Fundamental level
AWS Lambda Foundations
Free Digital course, 60 minutes, Fundamental level
Amazon API Gateway for Serverless Applications
Free Digital course, 75 minutes, Fundamental level
Amazon DynamoDB for Serverless Architectures
Free Digital course, 2 hours, Fundamental level
Architecting Serverless Solutions
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Access open-source tools from leading companies who have built serverless frameworks, applications, and solutions to improve the way they process data, perform load testing, manage serverless projects across teams, and accelerate internal serverless adoption. To find more open-source and third-party developer tools for serverless applications, visit our Serverless developer tools page.
StreamAlert is a serverless, real-time data analysis framework, which empowers you to ingest, analyze, and alert on data from different sources and alerting logic you define.
Cloud Custodian is a rules engine for managing public cloud accounts and resources. It allows users to define policies to enable a well-managed cloud infrastructure and consolidates adhoc scripts into a lightweight and flexible tool.
Odin allows you to deploy 12-factor applications to AWS. Fenrir is a secure AWS SAM deployer that helps manage serverless projects and scale serverless across your teams and orgs.
ShadowReader is a load-testing tool that replays production traffic to a destination of your choice by collecting traffic patterns from access logs.
Bender provides an extendable Java framework for creating serverless ETL functions on AWS Lambda. Bender provides the interfaces necessary to build modules for all aspects of the ETL process.
Jazz is a serverless development platform that accelerates the adoption of serverless technology within your enterprise. Jazz can help build functions, APIs, and static websites, and comes with CI/CD by default.
Security Overview of AWS
Take a deep dive of AWS Lambda through a security lens including serverless security best practices, and the underpinnings of Lambda.
Serverless vs. Traditional Architecture: How Deloitte Evaluates TCO
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Serverless: Changing the face of business economics - a venture capital and startup perspective
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Optimizing enterprise economics with serverless architectures
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Serverless stream architectures and best practices
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Generating Value Through IT Agility & Business Scalability with AWS Serverless Platform
IDC uncovers how 11 AWS customers lowered five-year operating costs by 60% and were 89% faster at compute deployment with serverless services.
Mobile backend using AWS Lambda
Build a serverless backend for a mobile application that enables users to upload photos and notes.
Image recognition & processing
Orchestrate a serverless workflow using AWS Step Functions that processes photos and extracts metadata.
Real-time stream processing
Process real-time streaming data for application activity tracking, order processing, click stream analysis, and more.
Run serverless MapReduce jobs
Build a MapReduce framework (and cost-effective pipeline) that can process data stored in Amazon S3.
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