The March Serverless Meetup is almost upon us! The agenda and speakers are now up! See you on Thursday 7 March at Cloudflare's new premises at County Hall near Waterloo.
18:00 - Doors Open
19:00 - Welcome
19:05 - Fine-Grained Sandboxing With V8 Isolates - Kenton Varda (Cloudflare)
19:35 - SEO on the edge. Improving legacy stacks with programmatically generated serverless functions - Igor Kreztov & Dan Taylor (SALT)
20:05 - Break
20:35 - AWS Lambda Benchmarked - Ronnie Kilsbo (Amido)
Talk: Fine-Grained Sandboxing With V8 Isolates - Kenton Varda (Cloudflare)
In an ideal world, code would always run as close as possible to the things with which it communicates -- end users, storage, external APIs, etc. However, most software stacks are only cost-effective if applications are long-running, handling many events in one place. We need a new approach that can efficiently load code to handle just one event, so that it can be executed wherever is best for that one event, across a distributed network.
Kenton explains how Cloudflare solved this problem by building a compute platform using V8 isolates instead of containers or VMs, achieving 10x-100x faster cold starts and lower memory footprints. We'll go through technical details of embedding V8, distributing code, scheduling isolates, resource management, and security risks.
Talk: SEO on the edge. Improving legacy stacks with programmatically generated serverless functions - Igor Kreztov & Dan Taylor (SALT)
Legacy solutions and limited platforms make it hard to implement modern web best practises or new features. While Serverless technologies allow us to augment and improve existing solutions, they require a bespoke development approach. We are attempting to make serverless more accessible by programmatically generating serverless functions.
Talk: AWS Lambda Benchmarked - Ronnie Kilsbo (Amido)
Lessons learned when benchmarking AWS Lambda Service, improvement options in terms of design and configuration.
Cloudflare are kindly providing the venue, and food, with Amido and Reason covering the videography.