More C++ and the cloud:
by Chris Munns
From the article:
Today, AWS Lambda announced the availability of the Runtime API. The Runtime API allows you to write your Lambda functions in any language, provided that you bundle it with your application artifact or as a Lambda layer that your application uses.
As an example of using this API and based on the customer demand, AWS is releasing a reference implementation of a C++ runtime for Lambda. This C++ runtime brings the simplicity and expressiveness of interpreted languages while maintaining the superiority of C++ performance and low memory footprint. These are benefits that align well with the event-driven, function-based, development model of Lambda applications...