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About the Course

In modern cloud native application development, it’s oftentimes the goal to build out serverless architectures that are scalable, are highly available, and are fully managed. This means less operational overhead for you and your business, and more focusing on the applications and business specific projects that differentiate you in your marketplace. In this course, we will be covering how to build a modern, greenfield serverless backend on AWS. Building brand new applications on AWS is a different task than lifting and shifting existing applications into AWS. When you have an existing application that you need to move to AWS, you might first look to using Amazon EC2 as your virtual machines, or maybe you might look into using docker containers and container hosting services like Amazon Elastic Container Service or Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service. Those are all great application hosting options, but in most cases, they still require you to have some kind of pulse on the underlying infrastructure hosting your application. ` Building Modern Python Applications on AWS will explore how to build an API driven application using Amazon API Gateway for serverless API hosting, AWS Lambda for serverless computing, and Amazon Cognito for serverless authentication. We will follow an API driven development process and first mock up what the API will look like. We will cover all the ins and outs of the service Amazon API Gateway, and as you’ll learn- it does a lot more than just hosting an API. Then we will add authentication to the API using Amazon Cognito. You’ll learn about how the authorization flow works with Cognito, and how to build it into your APIs. From there, we will add a Lambda backend that will be triggered by API Gateway. The lambda functions will be using the AWS SDKs to perform various data processing tasks. You’ll learn about the different configurations that exist for Lambda, and we will show you how to create and manage lambda functions. Some of the features of our API will require multiple lambda functions to execute in a specific order, like a workflow, and we will use AWS Step Functions to create a serverless workflow. Finally, we will talk about how to optimize your APIs at every layer using AWS features. Note: There are three versions of this class, "Building Modern Node.js Applications on AWS" for Node.js developers, "Building Modern Python Applications on AWS" for Python developers, and "Building Modern Java Applications on AWS" for Java developers. The courses do for a large part, overlap and in general, we recommend that you take the course that focuses on the SDK you plan to use to develop your AWS Cloud based applications. We expect that you have basic knowledge of AWS already. Some examples of concepts you should be familiar with are: you should know the basics of the AWS Global infrastructure, like what regions and availability zones are. You also should know the at a high-level AWS Identity and Access Management, or IAM, and how it is used to control access to AWS resources. You should also understand what an Amazon EC2 instance is, what Amazon S3 is, what a VPC is, as well as other basic AWS terminology....

Top reviews

Feb 23, 2021

Awesome and well organized course. Loved the labs! Would like to attend next level courses from AWS.

Apr 14, 2021

it's tricky a little but I manage to finish it without any knowledge about AWS and Python.

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By José I

Jan 5, 2021

Labs are no so good. Too much speaking but no great labs.

By Muhammad A

Mar 28, 2021

Very cool technologies and worth learning; however, you can find 10x more concise explanation on YouTube.

By cipriano m

Apr 15, 2021

it's tricky a little but I manage to finish it without any knowledge about AWS and Python.

By Vincent K

Mar 17, 2021

Rather comprehensive in terms of services covered. Not enough coding examples. Too chatty and not concrete enough.

By Ashish S

Feb 24, 2021

Awesome and well organized course. Loved the labs! Would like to attend next level courses from AWS.

By Sree K

Dec 27, 2020

The course revolved around building applications using an API. Very hands on and insightful!

By Ramez R

Mar 10, 2021

Thank you so much and looking forward to have more courses like this here, please!

By Pablo R

Dec 20, 2020

Jonathan was maybe the only thing I kinda dislike in this course, his tone and speed weren't on point for me, besides that, this course I think is great as an introduction to AWS and to experienced engineers could be good for refreshing a couple of concepts.

By Naga R

Mar 21, 2021

best course ever and they covered every detail in this

By Robert B D

Mar 12, 2021

Covers a lot of ground. Worth the effort.

By Sourabh _

Apr 9, 2021

excellent course i was enjoyed very much

By Mihir K S

Oct 1, 2020

very Nice Course

By Thanasan M

Apr 6, 2021

Good job

By Gazal G

Apr 18, 2021

Course was well designed and detailed. It gave a good insight on the AWS services and its practical usage.

By Pratiksha G

Apr 16, 2021

Excellent Course It was


Apr 18, 2021

Great course.

By Ambar J

Apr 19, 2021


By Dwarakamai

Apr 16, 2021


By sabbavarapu s

Apr 19, 2021

its freally nice course to learn

By K_54_Mohammad I

Apr 17, 2021



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By Turi A N

Apr 16, 2021

I want to unenroll this course, but it's not showing that option for me. Please help.