Troy Miles, aka the Rockncoder, is an award winning software developer, speaker, and author with over 37 years of professional experience. He is the author of the book, jQuery Essentials, numerous magazine articles and blog posts.
He began his career writing games in 6502 and x86 assembly for early computers like the Commodore 64, Apple II, and IBM PC. Along the way, he has twice won the game of the year award, fantastic reviews, and numerous accolades.
Nights and weekends he can usually be found writing cool apps for mobile and the web or teaching other developers how to do so. Troy has spoken at Velocity, MobileWeb Dev Con, Mobile Dev+Test, and NG-Vegas. He is also a regular speaker at the SoCal and Silicon Valley Code Camps plus in front of local developer groups all over Southern California. Many of his talks are on his YouTube channel.
Kotlin is a language from the tool gurus at JetBrains. In 2016, after about six years of development, Kotlin reached version 1.0. In 2017 it won the hearts of developers and became an officially supported language for Android.
Kotlin, like Java, is for more than creating Android applications. It can replace or enhance Java most places it is used today including on AWS. AWS Lambda functions sometimes called Serverless Computing, is a service which lets us developers build web services without worrying about configuring servers.
In this session, we will create a lambda service on AWS using Kotlin. Along the way, we will learn what a makes Kotlin an excellent replacement for Java and how simple it is to construct an AWS Lambda function.