AWS Lambda Introduces Enhanced Console Experience

Improved Features of the Upgraded AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda Introduces Enhanced Console Experience. Presented in re:Invent 2017. Amazon announced that it has upgraded the AWS Lambda on Nov. 30, 2017. The console is now laden with new features that provide better development, configuration, testing and tracking of Lambda functions. The Amazon Web Services Lambda is a console designed to help developers build smaller applications without too many complexities. It runs on an event-driven architecture, meaning that applications respond to specific events. The enhancements to the Lambda console achieve several things.

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Improved Monitoring

As your code executes, the console is designed to track it then use the Amazon CloudWatch to report metrics. Some of the elements monitored are the number of requests, their latency rate and the ones that result in errors. By viewing logging statements, developers can get proof that their codes are operating as required. The latest update to the Lambda console has made monitoring more comprehensive with graphs. A zoom function on the console lets you view a specific timeframe. In one click, you can access the logs or metrics from a particular timeframe to analyze the execution of your code.

Cloud9-based Code Editor

Developers can now adjust the code on their Lambda functions by editing it. The editor is based on the Cloud9 from AWS. Cloud9 is an integrated development environment running on a cloud that allows you to write code on a web browser. Developers can also run and debug code on the cloud-supported IDE. Cloud9 comes with inbuilt tools that are compatible with common programming languages, including PHP, JavaScript and Python. The pre-packaging means that developers can start new projects without needing to install files in the editor. With the AWS Lambda, you get a fully immersive experience when using the editor. After testing functions, you can easily look at the results of the executions.

Function Config

The Lambda console from Amazon Web Services lets developers move code across different phases. For each Lambda function, there is a custom config rule associated with it. The function holds the evaluation logic for the rule. AWS Config works by publishing an event that initiates the rule’s Lambda function. A trigger is required for this to work, and that can be anything such as a change in configuration. With the improved console, configuration and viewing of serverless applications is simple. Now, a function config comes with “linked services” that allow you to check out the resources that your function is accessing.

AWS Serverless Application Repository Integration

This repository contains a variety of serverless applications from partners, developers and companies who specialize in serverless platforms. The collection gives you access to a range of applications that are suitable for stream processing, web/mobile back-ends, Alexa Skills, data processing, IoT and chatbots. When you settle on the appropriate application, the Lambda console allows you to configure and deploy it right there. The code deployments you can achieve with the repository are limitless. You can take advantage of the integration through the Preview of the Serverless Application Repository, which is accessible when you sign up. Developers can contribute to the AWS serverless community by publishing applications to the repository.
Developers in regions where the Lambda is available can take advantage of the latest enhancements to the console.


The enhanced AWS Lambda console is now available in all regions where Lambda is available. Visit the Lambda console to get started.  

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