AWS Nods to Node.js Developers
Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) continued to court coders using its Lambda serverless computing service, announcing updated Node.js support.
As support for Node.js v4.3 remains, developers choosing the runtime for their new Lambda functions now have the options of: C#, Edge Node.js 4.3, Java 8, Node.js 4.3, Node.js 6.10 and Python 2.7.
AWS has been consistently expanding its support of languages and runtimes, adding Java support in June 2015 and C# support last December.
The Node.js upgrade means AWS Lambda developers now have access to the latest long term support (LTS) version of Node.js, called Boron, that was named an active LTS release last October. Node.js v4 (Argon) started as an LTS offering in October 2015.
"You can now develop your AWS Lambda functions using Node.js v6.10," AWS said in a post yesterday.
"You simply upload your Node code as a ZIP using the AWS CLI or Lambda console and select the Node.js v6.10 runtime. You can also use the AWS Serverless Application Model to package and deploy Lambda functions. Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability."
More information about the Node.js programming model can be found in the Lambda documentation.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.