Libraries, samples and tools to help Go developers develop AWS Lambda functions.
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Libraries, samples and tools to help Go developers develop AWS Lambda functions.

To learn more about writing AWS Lambda functions in Go, go to the offical documentation

Getting Started

// main.go
package main

import (

func hello() (string, error) {
	return "Hello ƛ!", nil

func main() {
	// Make the handler available for Remote Procedure Call by AWS Lambda

Building your function

Preparing a binary to deploy to AWS Lambda requires that it is compiled it for Linux and placed into a .zip file.

For developers on Linux and macOS

# Remember to build your handler executable for Linux!
GOOS=linux go build -o main main.go
zip main

For developers on Windows

Windows developers may have trouble producing a zip file that marks the binary as exectuable on linux. To create a .zip that will work on AWS Lambda, the build-lambda-zip tool may be helpful.

Get the tool

go.exe get -u

Use the tool from your GOPATH. If you have a default installation of Go, the tool will be in %USERPROFILE%\Go\bin.

in cmd.exe:

set GOOS=linux
go build -o main main.go
%USERPROFILE%\Go\bin\build-lambda-zip.exe -o main

in Powershell:

$env:GOOS = "linux"
go build -o main main.go
~\Go\Bin\build-lambda-zip.exe -o main

Deploying your functions

To deploy your function, refer to the offical documentation for deploying using the AWS CLI, AWS Cloudformation, and AWS SAM.

Event Integrations

The event models can be used to model AWS event sources. The offical documentation has detailed walkthroughs.