**AWS Application Composer**
In the keynote, AWS launched the new AWS Application Composer which is a graphical tool for creating serverless applications. It allows the user to create the layout of the application architecture in a simple drag-and-drop interface where he can connect the resources and design their functions. Besides making it easier to author serverless applications, it should also enable easier sharing and collaboration of the application. The application can automatically sync the configuration generated with the developer’s local filesystem so they can work with their IDE of choice if they want to.
It is currently in preview mode and available only in the following regions:
- Europe (Frankfurt & Ireland), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio)
In addition to the Application composer, Dr. Vogel also announced the following new features:
Allows to easily stitch AWS services together. It is specifically designed for integrating messages from different AWS services and a way to manipulate events that flow through the pipe. It reduces glue code usually needed to enable this. It also has built-in event filtering.
A unified software development service that makes it faster to build and deploy in AWS using blueprints. You should be able to create private blueprints so you can reuse blueprints within your company. The blueprints contain easy CI/CD pipeline setups. It also makes it easy to switch between multiple codebases and supports multiple IDEs and integration with different code repository systems.
Available today in US West(Oregon)
AWS Step Functions Distributed Map
Allows you to easily process large amount of data using simple lambda functions by using Map state in Distributed mode. This mode allows input from large-scale AWS S3 data sources.
Finally, the keynote demonstrated how AWS powers next generation applications by featuring customer applications. Applications that closely model reality using enormous data sets based on multi dimensional data, and inputs from multiple sensors; and state of the art systems that perform complex simulations. He ended the keynote with a call to build bigger, better, bolder systems much faster by finding inspiration from the universe itself.