AWS Summit 2015 – New York – Keynote with Dr. Werner Vogels


I’ve been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) alot in the past few months. And I started to like it more and more as the time passed and I learned about new services / features of what is without doubt the biggest cloud service in the world. AWS Cloud has 10 times the capacity in use then all other providers combined (according to Gartner). This is one interesting fact that you will learn watching the video in this article.

Among other things in this video I would pay attention to the following new services from Amazon:

  • AWS Lambda – is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you. You can use AWS Lambda to extend other AWS services with custom logic, or create your own back-end services that operate at AWS scale, performance, and security. AWS Lambda can automatically run code in response to modifications to objects in Amazon S3 buckets, notifications sent from Amazon SNS, messages arriving in Amazon Kinesis streams, or table updates in Amazon DynamoDB.
  • AWS Device Farm – is an app testing service that enables you to test your Android and Fire OS apps (iOS coming soon) on real, physical phones and tablets that are hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS). A test report containing high-level results, low-level logs, pixel-to-pixel screenshots, and performance data is updated as tests are completed.
  •  Amazon API Gateway – helps developers deliver robust, secure, and scalable mobile and web application back ends. API Gateway allows developers to securely connect mobile and web applications to business logic hosted on AWS Lambda, APIs hosted on Amazon EC2, or other publicly addressable web services hosted inside or outside of AWS. With API Gateway, developers can create and operate APIs for their back-end services without developing and maintaining infrastructure to handle authorization and access control, traffic management, monitoring and analytics, version management, and software development kit (SDK) generation.

There’s alot more in this video and its pretty fresh stuff. So if you’re into AWS development then it’s worth watching.

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