Configured my first ever (REST) API, my first time working with AWS Production, and I could not be happier that I got it :)

FirstAPIever

Best job I’ve ever been forced to compute, that still has me smiling! πŸ™‚

Decided to skip the robust API Body in JSON / Headers / Etc, so I actually had configured the API to answer calls with a “Hello from Loopedback!” response, but I found the Microservice on AWS Lambda was replying as a Microservice – One of those things that won’t bother the compute power to pass on a GET Request by default.

So I configured Lambda to say Hello! πŸ˜€

I actually wanted to get this setup to play with Python Authentication verification, break things on the API side and observe error codes, however I decided to leave a Token Key off it for one night and turn its requests down to 5 per second to not wake up broke.

Great feeling of achievement though, no training videos or previous experience!

Just documentation, playing with the two services enough to kind of see how they integrate, and now I have a MicroService to act as a Remote API to play with (and much more as that was just 2-3 hours tonight).

Wanted to share that accomplishment here, I was so happy when I got the 200 OK back, and the beep boop response πŸ˜€

Happy Saturday!

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