Video Tutorial: How to Build a Web App on Amazon Without EC2

If you want to build a scalable, highly available web application on the AWS cloud, AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) is the obvious approach. But it’s not always the best choice. EC2 is expensive for low-volume web applications, and it can be difficult to use if you’re new to cloud application development.

Bill Heitzeg, Chief Engineer at, offers another approach: API Gateway and AWS Lambda. These services are very developer friendly and more cost effective. In this video tutorial, Bill walks you through the technologies and code he used to build an AWS-hosted web app, including:

Watch this recorded webcast and learn how to build a web app without EC2: