Golang for Rubyists. Part 5. How to start applying Golang to AWS Lambda

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.
Continue reading

Golang for Rubyists. Part 2. Go type system

Hello, my dear Golang newcomers. I feel so excited when I start writing this post! This is because I learn in the meantime. If when I’m writing about Ruby or JS I’m mostly describing my experience, probably with some additions of new findings I’ve got during the preparation, however in this particular case I’m learning together with you.
And today’s post will be about types and logical structures of Go. Let’s start!
Continue reading

HOWTO: Create and integrate AWS Lambda function using Terraform

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:

Continue reading