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Serverless Days Austin - Rainbows, Unicorns, and other Fairy Tales in the Land of Serverless Dreams

  • alamo draft house 1120 South Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)

With all the Serverless hype it’s easy to get caught up in the dream but the reality is not always Rainbows and Unicorns. Sometimes leprechauns steal your gold and unicorns bite! In this talk I’ll take you on some of my own journeys with Azure Functions and how I ensured I always had a happy ending!

When done correctly Serverless offers fantastic potential but can also lead to spectacular failure when critical concepts are overlooked. With over a dozen Serverless implementations on Azure Functions over the last couple years, I’ve learned some lessons the hard way. In this talk, I will be sharing five of the most impactful hard-earned lessons and how I was able to overcome them. I’ll be touching on topics ranging from considerations using traditional relational databases, managing service and data connections to authentication, observability, and CI\CD. The talk is done in the context of Azure Functions but whose concepts apply equally to all Serverless Platforms.

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