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A podcast where we talk about real-world use of Serverless technologies from engineers who work with them day-to-day. We will discuss use cases, why they chose serverless and the pain points and challenges they face. If you want to know what it's REALLY like to work with serverless, this is the show for you.
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You can find Michael on LinkedIn here.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-mondayLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
You can find Uri on Twitter as @uri82042753.To listen to the conversation we had with Aleksandar Simovic and Slobodan Stojanovic on FinDev, check out Episode 17.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-mondayLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
SPECIAL OFFER: get 40% off all Manning books/videos with the code "podrealserv20" at manning.comYou can find Aleks as @simalexan on Twitter, and Slobodan as @slobodan_.They are running back-to-back courses this month, on "Testing Serverless Applications" and "Serverless for Frontend Developers". Check them out and enrol on Homeschool.dev.Also, check out their book "Serverless Applications with Node.js" by Manning, and Claudia.js, one of the first deployment frameworks for serverless applications.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-mondayLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
SPECIAL OFFER: get 40% off all Manning books/videos with the code "podrealserv20" at manning.comYou can find Aleks as @simalexan on Twitter, and Slobodan as @slobodan_. They are running back-to-back courses this month, on "Testing Serverless Applications" and "Serverless for Frontend Developers". Check them out and enrol on Homeschool.dev.Also, check out their book "Serverless Applications with Node.js" by Manning, and Claudia.js, one of the first deployment frameworks for serverless applications.If you want to learn about Wardley Maps, then you can read the free book on Medium here, or take the online video course here.To listen to the conversion we had with Joe Emison (mentioned in this conversation) about monorepoes and build vs. buy, check out Episode 2, and Episode 3 respectively.And lastly, check out Furnace.io for a data-shipping platform (like Segment) that offers usage-based pricing.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-mondayLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
You can find Tom as @tomincode on Twitter, and you can find his blog at https://www.thomasmichaelwallace.com.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
You can find Ben on Twitter as @ben11kehoe.Following our conversation regarding AWS SSO, Ben has also open-sourced a tool that helps you make AWS SSO work with all the SDKs that don't understand it yet. Check it out here: https://github.com/benkehoe/aws-sso-credential-processFor more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4
You can find Anahit on Twitter as @anahit_fi and check out Solita's website at solita.fi and their blogs at dev.solita.fi and cloud.solita.fi.Also, check out Anahit's talk on Serverless data streaming at the AWS Community Day Nordics 2020.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
You can find Gareth on Twitter as @garethmcc.Install the Serverless framework here, and don't forget to check out Gareth's full-stack Serverless course here.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/
This episode is sponsored by Dynobase, a modern DynamoDB GUI Client.You can find Nicole on Twitter as @Pelicanpie88 and Sheen as @sheenbrisals.To hear Sheen's chat with Jeremy Daly over on ServerlessChats, go here. And you can read more about Sheen's thoughts on Serverless on his medium blog here.To see Nicole's talk at Serverless London, go here.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/
To see the open positions at M&G, please go to https://global.mandg.com/careers.You can find Daniel on Twitter as @danbassdev and read his blog at https://www.danielbass.dev. He has also published two books on building serverless architectures with Azure:Beginning Serverless Architectures with Microsoft Azure by PacktAdvanced Serverless Architectures with Microsoft Azure by PacktFor more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
I spoke with Daniel Wright and Sara Gerion to talk about the state of Serverless adoption at DAZN. We talked about a range of topics including:How DAZN uses serverless in a high scale, high uptime environment.How DAZN mixes Serverless and Containers in a hybrid environment.Why the Serverless-first approach makes sense even for a large company such as DAZN.How DAZN implements multi-region, active-active for their services.Thoughts on Terraform vs Serverless framework.You can find Daniel on Twitter as @daalwr and Sara as @sarutule.You can find open positions at DAZN on their careers page and check out their engineering blog to see the problems they're solving.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
I spoke with Matt Lewis (Chief Architect at DVLA and AWS Data Hero) and Chris Williams (Principal Cloud Engineer at DVLA) to talk about the state of Serverless adoption at DVLA. We talked about a range of topics, from serverless security, QLDB, cultural and organizational changes when one moves to serverless and why AWS needs to offer more opinionated advice to customers on when to use which service.You can find Matt on Twitter as @m_lewis and Chris as @chrilliams.Here is the NCSC report "Cloud Security made easier with Serverless"https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/cloud-security-made-easier-with-serverlessThe best site for information about DVLA's cloud academy programme and other roles ishttps://www.49millionreasonsto.co.ukFor more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This is part 2 of my conversation with Scott Smethurst and Diana Ionita about their work at LifeWorks. We discussed the platform limitations and usability issues that make serverless development difficult sometimes, including problems with CloudWatch Logs, X-Ray, etc. that pushes you towards using other third-party vendors.In part 1, we talked about the story of LifeWorks, a wellbeing startup that were acquired for $400M, in part, thanks to the heroics of Scott and Diana. They implemented business critical features using serverless technologies, delivered them under severe time constraints and created significant business value which played a part in the acquisition.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This is part 1 of my conversation with Scott Smethurst and Diana Ionita about their work at LifeWorks. We talked about the story of LifeWorks, a wellbeing startup that were acquired for $400M, in part, thanks to the heroics of Scott and Diana. They implemented business critical features using serverless technologies, delivered them under severe time constraints and created significant business value which played a part in the acquisition.We talked about how they made their systems multi-region and geo-partitioned their user data. We discussed why they opted for Apollo server instead of AppSync and the challenges of transitioning to a serverless way of doing things - including changing in mindset, local debugging and testing.Check out org-formation, an open-source tool to help you manage your AWS organization using infrastructure-as-code (IAC) and CloudFormation-like syntax.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
I caught up with Nick Blair and Steve Westwood to talk about the state of Serverless adoption at TotallyMoney and their transition from running .Net microservices on containers & EC2 to a Serverless-first approach with Node.js/Typescript functions. We talked about the changes to how they do local development and testing, as well as platform limits that they have run into.Get your free credit score report at totallymoney.com and check out their careers page to get in touch about open positions.You can find Nick on Twitter as @nickblair and find Steve on Linkedin.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This is part 2 of my conversation with Olaf Conijn and Tjerk Stroband at Moneyou, a Dutch bank based here in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We discussed the challenges Moneyou has faced with AWS Organizations and the difficulty of managing a complex AWS environment using the built-in tools. And why they built and open-sourced org-formation as a way for you to manage your entire AWS organization using infrastructure-as-code (IAC).In part 1, we discussed Moneyou's journey towards serverless over the last 2 years and why it serverless makes sense to Moneyou. We talked a lot about risk and many of the misconceptions about risk when it comes to serverless. And of course, vendor lock-in was a big part of that discussion! It's refreshing to see a bank approach serverless and the vendor lock-in debate with such thoughtfulness rather than just following the mainstream narrative without understanding the underlying risks first.You can find Olaf on Twitter as @OConijn and check out org-formation.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This is part 1 of my conversation with Olaf Conijn and Tjerk Stroband at Moneyou, a Dutch bank based here in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We discussed Moneyou's journey towards serverless over the last 2 years and why it serverless makes sense to Moneyou. We talked a lot about risk and many of the misconceptions around risk when it comes to serverless. And of course, vendor lock-in was a big part of that discussion. It's refreshing to see a bank approach serverless and the vendor lock-in debate with such thoughtfulness rather than just following the mainstream narrative without understanding the underlying risks first.In part 2, we will talk about the challenges Moneyou has faced with AWS Organizations and the difficulty of managing a complex AWS environment using the built-in tools. And why they built and open-sourced org-formation as a way for you to manage your entire AWS organization using infrastructure-as-code (IAC). You can find Olaf on Twitter as @OConijn and check out org-formation.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This is part 2 of my conversation with Joe Emison, who has been building serverless applications since 2015 with Firebase on GCP and then later with AWS Lambda. We talked Joe's recruitment philosophy for Branch Insurance, where he primarily hires junior frontend developers, for two very pragmatic reasons. We also talked about pain points that Joe sees with adopting serverless today and why Microsoft will be the main challenger to AWS in the cloud computing market.In part 1, we discussed the value of serverless, especially to startups, and why he has built Branch Insurance to be fully serverless. Joe is a strong proponent for the monorepo approach, and we had a good chat about why he feels so strongly about this approach and how his team structures their application in a monorepo. And of course, we also covered the pain points of this approach and the tradeoffs his team has accepted.You can find Joe on Twitter as @JoeEmison and check out his new venture gobranch.com.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This is part 1 of my conversation with Joe Emison, who has been building serverless applications since 2015 with Firebase on GCP and then later with AWS Lambda. We discussed the value of serverless, especially to startups, and why he has built Branch Insurance to be fully serverless. Joe is a strong proponent for the monorepo approach, and we had a good chat about why he feels so strongly about this approach and how his team structures their application in a monorepo. And of course, we also covered the pain points of this approach and the tradeoffs his team has accepted.In part 2, we will talk about how serverless has changed his recruitment philosophy, the pain points with adopting serverless and why Microsoft will be the main challenger to AWS in the cloud computing market.You can find Joe on Twitter as @JoeEmison and check out his new venture gobranch.com.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
I caught up with Ricardo Espirito Santo to talk about Zoopla and how they're using serverless, their experience with it so far and the challenges they have experienced with serverless technologies.You can find Ricardo on Twitter as @ricardoespsant and check out Zoopla's open positions here.For more stories about real-world use of serverless technologies, please follow us on Twitter as @RealWorldSls and subscribe to this podcast.Opening theme song:Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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