It's really useful to get that kind of feedback, because as always it's hard to figure out what any AWS component does. Their philosophy of documentation seems to be to show you everything the package can do in all its detail before saying how it might fit in with your development work. (This is common in tech docs. I'm looking for a good simple summary of what's in ES6, but they all assume right at the top that I understand terminology that I don't understand.)
There have been some attempts with Lambda to shorten the learning curve, and this is appreciated. A simple Hello World for a Node developer that shows me how to go from a project on my desktop to a service running in the cloud would be welcome.
I could imagine using it for some of the simple services I have running, like one that just gets the dimensions of an image, and later I could see deploying sophisticated server apps. But getting started is the hardest part of any of these projects.
Have you tried this ES6 overview: http://exploringjs.com/es6/ch_first-steps.html
Thanks I had not seen that. Very useful. Now here's a tip for you -- you can use hyperlinks in comments. Select some text and a little toolbar pops up. Click the link icon, paste the url, click the checkmark. Here's a demo.