APIs and microservices are how we build modern web applications and serverless technologies make this easy. This session will show you how serverless applications are built and how you can leverage your PHP skills to build APIs of all shapes and sizes. We will cover how to use your current knowledge to build applications in PHP within Apache OpenWhisk or AWS Lambda, leveraging the API Gateway to build robust APIs quickly and easily. By the end of the session, you’ll be well placed to design and build your own applications that take full advantage of the power of serverless technologies.


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Answered all my questions before the end, loved the highlight of code on the slides line by line, it made it super clear. Nice speaker.

Zan Baldwin at 20:49 on 13 Feb 2019

Great introduction to serverless without the media hype it's constantly surrounded by. Will be checking out OpenWhisk, would have loved to see how you could fine grain control over runtimes.

Mike Oram at 20:50 on 13 Feb 2019

Lots of great information with all the areas I'd need covered. Great use case examples and real world example of your usage. The config stuff got a bit thick and difficult to follow but realise why it's there. The summary at the end was really useful particularly the prediction for the future of this technology. Also really appreciate the business case conversation about serverless.

Rob Reeves at 20:50 on 13 Feb 2019

Great talk from Rob and very informative. I liked how clear, concise and easy to follow it was although it was more education than entertainment.

Rhys Laval at 20:51 on 13 Feb 2019

Great talk and very concise. Would be great to have more use cases which work well such as io / graphics processing.

Lucia Velasco at 20:52 on 13 Feb 2019

I really appreciate your visuals!
You always have a great pace and variety of tone.
Nice, clear slides. Not sure about narrating all the text on one of the early slides because it's quite a lot, but you transitioned out of narration v smoothly.
I appreciate the comparison of PHP vs other languages for state!
I like that you verbally have examples for the Sources in your concepts slide.
I like the humour about missing command line vowels!
You added good clarification to the OpenWhisk architecture diagram. I like your use of layterms.
My attention span wanted a stretch at the beginning of the action container lifecycle slide. I'd appreciate a jolt or a brain break - a brief change of tonal pace or an attention catching slide - just before then. The move to AWS stuff kinda does that though?
Really interesting gotchas on memory!
Actually really good info on gotchas the whole way round. Thank you for breaking down the steps clearly.
Really interested in decoupling for serverless, and things you should and shouldn't do, come back and give that talk.
Excellent talk.
PS: I know you don't always like people on their phones in talks, but I like to feedback live! Soz!

James Benson at 20:53 on 13 Feb 2019

Really good talk, especially enjoyed the case study. Great explanation of the pros and cons, and when you should and should use it.

Phil Mobbs at 20:56 on 13 Feb 2019

Really interesting talk, i liked how it gave a real world introduction with real world code examples

I found it really clear and helpful. Slides were extremely clear and well animated. Would have liked a stronger sense of how you might migrate to a serverless architectural approach from an existing architecture beyond peripheral extensions.

In other words, if you embrace the possibilities, what would be good strategies to make the the shift, beyond marginal cases.

Well presented and highly informative. Good slides made this talk easy to follow. Very engaging

Roussetos at 23:48 on 13 Feb 2019

Great talk with a use-case scenario which was not complicated, but provided an all-around scope of the process and what's included.
Nice flow, nothing boring at any point. Really enjoyed the diagrams of the architecture and processing flows.
Not to mention the view to the future aspect, from a person who showed a deep understanding of software engineering.

I can't really see any downsides (or better, "challenges" :) ? ).

Honest replies as well on the testing capabilities of this new way of app development.

Loved every second and thanks for your patience in answering all the questions to the very end.

We are using Lambda for image resizing and I want to use it more so I had high hopes for this presentation. I was not disappointed by this fast-paced presentation which covered quite a lot of ground.

Clear (slides and presentation). Well-paced (for me anyway). Examples at, for me, the right level to grasp in a fast-paced talk and which I will could be referring back to. Particularly beneficial was that it gave an overview of things like the serverless paradigm, the current offerings in the marketplace, the state of open source, use cases. Bringing Lambda/PHP in is very timely.

I don't really have a criticism. I suspect there were quite a lot of people who, like me, had a bunch of questions buzzing around in their heads, but did not want to deprive the speaker any longer of a chance to get to the bar.