Years have passed since serverless started being a hype. Tensions are lowered now, we’ve learned a lot in the mid time, we’ve figured out what for is serverless useful, and how to use it, but we’ve also figured out what are we missing, at least out-of-the-box.

One of the things we are/were missing is the ability to react on a broad spectrum of events in the same way, whether we’re talking abut a click on a web page, a message between parts of our system, an information that a virtual machine has spun up, or even that our credit card has bounced…

The other major pain is/was chaining of serverless functions, keeping track what, and where failed, decently handle errors, basically… having the whole system make us proud, instead of looking like something that MacGyver patched up during a single episode to flee from some narco boss.

Azure gave us EventGrid to solve the first pain while allowing us to event react to inter-cloud events, and we’ve got Durable Functions to orchestrate whatever we feel like.

The goal of this talk is to give you an overview what can you expect when you start playing with serverless more seriously, as to give you some advices how to make your serverless architecture more serious, more stable, and less demanding to constantly watch over your e-mail to see if something has crashed, and degraded.
If you want to hear stories from 18 months of serverless “trenches”, please join.

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Rated 5

Srdjan Vranac at 11:08 on 2 Dec 2018

I learned about Azure and about building distributed applications with it

My only gripe is perhaps the title which is slightly misleading, but I should have read the abstract (duh).
Talk was good, as someone without "serverless" experience, I learned a lot of new terms and techniques. Very informative.