Running PHP used to be as simple as copying files onto a shared host via FTP. What if we could get back to something that simple, but gain in security, performances and scalability as well?

Let's see if serverless lives up to this promise! We will check out AWS Lambda and Bref, an open source solution for building serverless PHP applications.

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Nice to see that Bref creates possibilities for PHP on AWS Lambda :-) Keep up the good work.

A good insight in the advantages of using serverless programs, accompanied by some real-life examples.
The talk was easy to follow. Matthieu gives a clear overview and does not get into the technical details too much.

Nice talk.

I've heard about bref before, but i felt i was not ready yet to try it. I will definitely give it a try now :)

Finally want to try it ;)

Erwin Deckers at 11:37 on 26 Jun 2020

Quite interesting talk. Not sure how this would work for applications that have local storage, static files/userfiles, databases... But it looks like it's all possible. I'll have to look into this.

Ekin H. Bayar at 11:38 on 26 Jun 2020

Nice to hear about Bref and lambda use cases, definitely something I wanted to explore. Thanks for your time!

Bas at 11:41 on 26 Jun 2020

Nice talk. I was not really into this kind of solutions, but now I start to see what I might do in the future with it.
Bit downside it the amount of money talk. Maybe just a decrease in percentage was fine. Leave the actual price to the questions If someone asks for it.

Very interesting talk, will definitely be having a look at Bref

We don't use AWS so that's the major reason it was a little less interesting for me.
He has a nice voice but quite an accent. So I had to concentrate more to understand hem.
So trying to talk more traditional English with less accent would be a great improvement.
The talk was very comprehensive, so complements for that.
The example was also very clear and showed a really comprehensive and real live example.
Mentioning the cost aspect was interesting and a good argument when convincing managers to make the step to go to cloud services. Hint!

Ramon at 11:47 on 26 Jun 2020

Very informative talk. I'll take a look at Bref for sure.

Timo Schinkel at 11:47 on 26 Jun 2020

Nice, clean explanation of both serverless in general and serverless using PHP in specific.

Interesting talk, unfortunately there was some stuttering in this talk.

One thing I would improve is the info on the slides. Adding labels to things would help a lot with clarity. An example was the arrow that was a request. The slides were a bit too minimalist without this.

Demo was great, and it did convince people here at the office to try out serverless.

Loved the live example and the useful information about tooling, use cases and cost and how to get started easily.

M1ke at 11:55 on 26 Jun 2020

A really good overview of serverless along with how PHP fits into it. Cool to see how Bref came about and a good reminder that whilst we could all go make our own layers, it benefits the community if we work together on one like this. Having used Bref in production and talked on it myself it was fun to hear from the creator, and I hope this encourages more people to get on board - some of those finance numbers will turn heads for sure!

Jakob Buis at 12:00 on 26 Jun 2020

Excellent talk with great examples. Feeling inspired to try serverless :)

I am all for serverless, so to hear this talk which highlights just how effective it is and how cost effective it is is fantastic. Hopefully we'll see more developers move towards it in the future.

I personally have been exposed to serverless functions through Vercel (definitely worth checking out as they have native PHP support amongst others). But have also used AWS Lambda as part of my job to deal with various on demand tasks. Bref sounds like a step forwards for PHP in AWS Lambda.

Really great talk! Will check it out asap

Clear and concise introduction into Serverless with great examples

Very interesting to learn about this FaaS

Great talk. I expected it to be a bit more advanced. But it's great to have someone covering php on serverless!

Nice talk, it was informative and I liked the real world use cases you've included in the presentation. One think I didn't like was that all examples was very AWS specific and you didn't cover in more detail the PHP support by the other major cloud service providers (GC etc.)

I was positive surprised that is was more focused on serverless and less on Bref then I suspected. It was an interesting talk that explains the use of serverless and some problems.

Good presentation. Would have prefered much more details on Bref and way less on AWS.

Alberto Arena at 10:21 on 28 Jun 2020

Good stuff