So here’s my favourite bit of news out of Amazon for today – they’ve finally got Ruby support in AWS Lambda, AND they’ve got support for shared libraries.
I’ve got a metric tonne of scripts for dealing with AWS environments in Ruby that I’ve written over the last six years of working on IES, mostly to organise data and application deployments. I’ve been wanting to put a web interface over them – to make it easier for other people in my team to use them – for some time, and even to make an iOS app for it, but I also didn’t want to run a dedicated backend server for a back-office app that I would use maybe a couple of times a week.
AWS Lambda is the perfect solution for building a backend for backoffice-style apps. But the thought of rebuilding these scripts as Node or Python was too much. Looking forward to trying this out!