Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October 2017: Training
London, UK

Serverless in production: An experience report

Yan Cui (Space Ape Games)
16:5017:40 Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Reactive and its variants
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Anti-Pattern, Best Practice, Case Study
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Prerequisite Knowledge

  • A basic understanding of serverless and AWS services

What you'll learn

  • Explore common design patterns with AWS Lambda
  • Learn how to solve common challenges when running lambda functions in production


AWS Lambda has changed the way we deploy and run software, but the serverless paradigm has created new challenges to old problems: How do you test a cloud-hosted function locally? How do you monitor them? What about logging and config management? And how do we start migrating from existing architectures?

Yan Cui shares solutions to these challenges, drawing on his experience running Lambda in production and migrating from an existing monolithic architecture.

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Yan Cui

Space Ape Games

Yan Cui is a senior server developer at Space Ape Games. A polyglot software architect with over 10 years of development experience, primarily in building scalable backend systems with AWS, Yan has worked for some of the UK’s largest names in gaming and ecommerce. He is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences and keeps an active blog at Yan is a coauthor of F# Deep Dives.

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