2018-10-03 - Confusion In The Land Of The Serverless

Serverless is everywhere and promises to solve all your problems! However, is this really true? Come join and listen to Sam Newman, the author of “Building Microservices”, and learn what it exactly is and how you can use it!


Confusion In The Land Of The Serverless

Serverless computing is the hot new thing. Like any hyped technology, it promises a lot. However questions remain around concept and implementation, especially when you start to compare how we’ve built systems in the past, and what serverless offers us now. Is Serverless the future, or just the emperor’s new clothes?

This talk will very briefly introduce serverless computing, but will then dive into some of the questions that aren’t always asked in conjunction with this technology. Topics will include:

How does your attitude to security change?

  • Is it easier, or harder, to create reliable, resilient systems?
  • Do patterns like Circuit breakers and connection pools make sense any more?
  • Is vendor lock-in a problem?
  • Is serverless computing only for microservice architectures?
  • Which problems fit serverless computing?

By the end of the talk you should have a firm grasp of what serverless computing really can offer, cut through some of the hype, and get an understanding about where and how you can use it in your own organisations.

Sam NewmanSpeaker: Sam Newman is an independent consultant based in London, working with clients all over the world. He works in the cloud and continuous delivery space, more recently focusing on the use of microservice architectures and is the author of “Building Microservices”.

Practical details

Event date: October 3, 2018 - you are welcome from 18:00, session starts 18:30

Event location:
Gaston Crommenlaan 14
9050 Gent

The event takes place on the 3rd floor in the Esplanade building and is accessible via the parking or the back entrance.
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