Today, we will be talking about staging environment at Babbel and how we recently improved it. As a reader of this tech blog, there’s a good chance that you are already familiar with the concept of staging environment. I will nevertheless start with a brief definition so that we establish a common understanding before going into the details of how to secure a staging environment. Bear with me.
In the company I work for, we recently started using Golang for lambda functions development, to replace domination of Node.js ones and with a hope of getting better performance and development speed. I can just say that so far things run smoothly, and I will have a more thorough post about lambdas development on Go on the company blog. And here I will help you get started with it, create your first function and deploy it to the cloud.
If you followed my 3 my previous posts – you already created your first Amazon Lambda function, made it able to write to DynamoDB and be accessible from the outside world, using API Gateway.
In this post, I will guide you how to implement the same but without touching the AWS Management Console, which is barely understandable and very volatile by the interface. Instead, we will be using Terraform, which I also covered in the past blog post.
Let’s get started:
In this post, we will create a Lambda function which can write to the Amazon DynamoDB table. For this, we will create a table, modify existing function and set up IAM roles. Log in to your AWS account and let’s get started!
This post is the second one in series about Amazon Web Services first steps howtos.
I believe that traditional guides like AWS Certification preparation and Linux Academy don’t give the information in proper order, so here I give it in the format and the way how I give it to my colleagues at Babbel.
This post gives you an introduction to the DynamoDB and prepares a ground for the next practical lesson.