Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Serverless Architecture Fundamentals

Pratik Patel (TripLingo)
10:4512:15 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Overview

Who is this presentation for?

software architects and developers

Prerequisite knowledge

Basic knowledge of application architecture and development

What you'll learn

* How does serverless architecture compare to traditional and microservices architecture * How do we properly separate out a large app into serverless components * Where does serverless fit into the deployment pyramid * What options are out there for building serverless apps?


Serverless doesn’t mean no servers—it’s a metaphor for a new way of designing applications that builds on Microservices. Moving to Serverless will allow you to ride your application development, deployment, and economics to a new level while delivering software to your customers faster and with less cost. But there are also significant tradeoffs to keep in mind.

In this session, Pratik Patel will walk you through a short introduction to Serverless Architecture and discuss why it’s an architectural style to pay attention to, especially if your company is already deploying cloud applications. You’ll learn how Serverless Architecture fits into the world of Microservices and examine the pyramid of application development and deployment. You’ll then put on your architect hat and examine Serverless options, with a particular emphasis on the impact to application architecture.

By the end of this session, you’ll have a solid understanding of the benefits (faster deployment, more often, with lower cost) and challenges (debugging, datastores, testing, and more) of moving to a Serverless Architecture.

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Pratik Patel


Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta-based company TripLingo. Pratik has designed and built applications in the retail, healthcare, financial services, and telecom sectors. His specialty is large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications, and he hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and. . .well, everything except Perl. Pratik is the author of Java Database Programming with JDBC, the first book on enterprise Java. He speaks regularly conferences and participates in several local tech and startup groups. Pratik holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from UNC.

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