What we're about

This is a group for solution architects, developers, and cloud enthusiasts who are interested in serverless technologies. We want to talk about how serverless architecture and serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda can make things easier, cheaper, and help to accelerate development of projects.

Check out the following blog posts for more information on what this serverless thing is all about:

Serverless: The Future of Software Architecture? (https://read.acloud.guru/serverless-the-future-of-software-architecture-d4473ffed864)

How can serverless architecture can help you?

Serverless architecture allows developers to focus on code and their business problem rather than spending time looking after backend infrastructure.

Serverless architecture can help developers build scalable, high-performing, and cost-effective applications quickly. Want to write autonomous microservices? Serverless is perfect for that. Want to run a bunch of scripts in the cloud to do a bit of processing? That's cool too!

Serverless applications can grow, scale, and evolve naturally. Developers do not have to worry about low-level detail, ever.

Traditional architecture requires servers that do not necessarily run at full capacity all of the time. Serverless can be much more granular. With Lambda you only pay for what you use.

Serverless architecture allows for reduction in the amount of layers and code that one finds in a monolithic application. Less code = more robust systems.

Our group will discuss all kinds of technologies that can enable serverless architecture from Lambda to Auth0, from Firebase to IBM BlueMix OpenWhisk, from API Gateway to the serverless framework. Whether you are an expert or just wish to learn what serverless architecture is all about - come and join us. We think you'll love it!

F.A.Q

So what are the benefits of serverless architecture:

Serverless architecture allows developers to focus on code and their business problem rather than spending time looking after backend infrastructure.

Serverless architecture can help developers build scalable, high-performing, and cost-effective applications quickly. Want to write autonomous microservices? Serverless is perfect for that.

Serverless applications can grow, scale, and evolve naturally. Developers do not have to worry about low-level detail, ever.

Traditional architecture requires servers that do not necessarily run at full capacity all of the time. Serverless can be much more granular. With Lambda you only pay for what you use.

Serverless architecture allows for reduction in the amount of layers and code that one finds in a monolithic application. How does it work? Come to the MeetUp to find out.

Upcoming events (2)

June Edition, Sydney Serverless

Arq Group

Arq Group have kindly invited us to their World Square offices and Cloudflare are sponsoring the food and drinks. About Arq Group Arq Group, previously Melbourne IT Group, is Australia’s leading digital solutions partner. Arq Group is the dynamic space for smart thinkers. Creating unforgettable experiences, solving complex challenges, and providing seamless, end-to-end solutions – from design thinking to customer solutions, leading mobile, cloud and analytical insights, digital marketing to web design - Arq Group powers the growth of businesses, big and small. Speakers: Kas Perch, Cloudflare V8, Web Assembly, and Serverless: a new way of thinking about edge computing As we build more and more complicated applications on the web, we need new and better ways to solve more difficult problems. Web assembly presents an interesting way to allow the browser to tap into other languages, like C and Rust, to create application features. But does that mean JS is on its way out? How does WebAssembly actually make a difference? And is it a browser technology, or can it be used to change the way we think about serverless application development? Kas Perch (they/their/them) is a Developer Advocate at Cloudflare by day, and a Twitch Code/Hardware streamer, IoT author, and gamer by night. They love talking about serverless architecture, Web Assembly, IoT and its implications, and a myriad of other topics. They'll also totally show you a million pics of their 2 cats if you let them. Tim Obezuk, Cloudflare Testing code at the edge Demonstration of how to unit test worker code both locally on developer machine and on Cloudflare based off these two posts: https://blog.cloudflare.com/unit-testing-worker-functions/ and https://blog.cloudflare.com/unit-testing-workers-in-cloudflare-workers/ Tim Obezuk is a Solutions Engineer at Cloudflare, based in Melbourne, Australia. Tim works closely with Australian organisations to make the internet better for everyone by guiding the implementation of Cloudflare's global Anycast network and suite of CDN, smart-routing, DNS and Serverless application services. Before this he worked as a DevOps Engineer building scalable web applications leveraging serverless, containerized, and edge technologies. Rich Buggy, piiq Digital AppSync in the real world AppSync is a serverless GraphQL service by AWS. Introduced at re:Invent 2017 it allows you to quickly build a serverless GraphQL API. In typical AWS style it gives you complete control over the backend data sources where most backend as a service solutions act like black boxes. In this talk I'll cover the basics of AppSync, how we use it as the backend to behind our smart mirrors for hair salons and what we've learned running it in production. We are up on level 23.

July Edition, Sydney Serverless

Microsoft Reactor

Microsoft Reactor have kindly invited us to use their space this month. Speakers: Geshan Manandhar, Senior Software Engineer, THE ICONIC From 0 to working serverless URL for a containerized app -- Google cloud run Ever wondered if you could run your web application container on a serverless platform? Wait no further with the recent Google cloud run release it is already possible. You can get from 0 to a working serverless URL for a containerized app in no time. Till now there was nothing that married the goodness of serverless with container's ease. Cloud run also makes deploying new versions very easy with its web interface. This talk will be a run through of deploying and running a simple nodejs app on google cloud run in a matter of minutes. Geshan is a seasoned software engineer, with more than a decade of software engineering experience. Currently, in Sydney, Australia serving THE ICONIC as a senior software engineer. He has a keen interest in REST architecture and microservices. He is actively involved with the developer community in his hometown Kathmandu, Nepal. He occasionally blogs in his free time. Further speaker details to follow shortly.

Past Events

May Edition, Sydney Serverless

MongoDB Australia

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