I was expecting the usual set of service and feature announcements in Wernel Vogels’ Thursday keynote, but instead he did focus on what is happening behind the scenes of AWS, especially EC2 Nitro architecture and S3. So instead of analyzing Werner’s keynote, I picked 2 announcements from Wednesday that didn’t make to keynotes but are worthy of attention because how these will simplify building APIs and distributed applications.
Amazon API Gateway HTTP APIs
Amazon API Gateway HTTP APIs will lower the barrier of entry when starting to build that next great service or application. It is now trivial to get started with HTTP proxy for lambda function(s);
% aws apigatewayv2 create-api \ —-name MyAPIname \ —-protocol-type HTTP \ --target arn:aws:lambda:REGION:ACCOUNT_ID:function:FUNCTION
It is also nice that HTTP API has Serverless Application Model (SAM) support from day 1. And when your API start getting attention, pricing is up to 70% cheaper than generic API Gateway. Compatible API Gateway definitions (=HTTP and Lambda backends with OIDC/JWT based authorization) can be exported and re-imported as HTTP APIs.
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