Introduction to AWS Step Functions

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Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
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Explaining what is AWS Step Functions
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Explaining what we are going to build with Step Functions
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Creating parallel Step Type
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Creating conditional Step Type
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Logging results to CloudWatch
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Creating a State Machine
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Max Duration1h 30m
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Description

AWS Step Functions is a web service that enables you to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows.

Step Functions manage the operations and underlying infrastructure for you to ensure your application is available at any scale.

In this Lab, we will see what AWS Step Functions are and what types of problems this service is the best suited to solve. At the end of this Lab, we will have created a solution that combines Lambda and Step Functions for a fictitious gaming application.

This is an intermediate level Lab, in fact, different services are necessary to complete it. For this reason, we recommend you to take a look at both Introduction to AWS Lambda and Introduction To DynamoDB Labs.

Updates

January 31th, 2019 - Updated all sections of the lab to accomplish the standard format of CloudAcademy's labs

January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab 

 

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Giacomo is a Computer Engineer with a passion for all things AWS and Cloud Technology. When he's not spending most of his weekends in the clouds hiking and climbing, he pushes on with his quest to unlock all the virtual cloud has to offer.  Treating every day like a school day, Giacomo is curious about everything. Constantly traveling, discovering and experiencing new things from sports to photography; he revels in uncovering the unknown.