November 29, 2015

Executing Ruby code in AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda supports only Java, JavaScript & Python at the time of writing this post. I was wondering whether I can exploit the Lambda to execute chef’s knife commands on it since Lambda runs on a Linux container. Using simple python function I have identified that the code of the Lambda function gets copied to /var/task and executed from there. I decided to custom build ruby as embedded platform similar to how chef-client or chefdk are distributed. Read more

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