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Running a free Twitter bot on AWS Lambda

Victoria on March 08, 2018

If you read About time, you'll know that I'm a big believer in spending time now on building things that save time in the future. To this end I bui... [Read Full]
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The code looks so simple too! Great little tutorial

 
 
 

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Wow thatโ€™s amazing, thanks! I didnโ€™t know Lambda even existed. For my Twitter bot (check out dev.to/rockystrongo/twitter-bot-po...) I have to maintain an AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment up and running all the time! Thanks for this, Iโ€™ll look into it ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Iโ€™m really keen to try a Twitter bot that actually responds to events on Twitter - ie, something hits API gateway or SNS only when certain conditions are met.
Zapier would do this: zapier.com/apps/twitter/integrations.
But it costs money :(

 

Useful, interesting and well written... a truly magical combo! Thanks!

 
 

Awesome post Vicky! I think adding the code in here or in a future post would be worthwhile for those that are new to GO.

 

I was considering writing one on the Twitter bot since it would go through some common Go stuff, but I think I'll hold off until I have a use case with slightly more variety. If you can think of one, let me know!

 

When I first tried Go I got caught up on some of the $GOPATH and even though I stumbled through it I'd definitely find value in some writing that clarified some of the nuances of the language's practices and opinions.

 
 

Hey great post, GitHub link ainโ€™t working though? Can u update the link if still available ? Thanks!

 
 
 

Thanks for sharing!
I was wondering: back in the day, you had to have NAT gateway (which costed like low-end ec2 inst) for lambdas to access internet. It's not the case anymore?

 

AWS Lambda doesn't require any ancillary services to access the internet. Isn't modern technology wonderful? :)

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