Update 1: Thanks @miksago for the much more robust node.js wrapper. I guess you can now see the reason why I wanted to avoid node :-)
I’m a big fan of AWS, and every year I get super excited about a new technology/service they release. Last year, I spent too much time marvelling about the simplicity and beauty of AWS Kinesis. And in the meantime, I’ve been applying the same principle on a smaller project I’m working on.
But this year I was stoked about AWS Lambda. AWS Lambda is a “compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources for you, making it easy to build applications that respond quickly to new information”. This is a perfect match for the event-driven and micro services way of thinking that I’ve been learning to love more and more.