Serverless is the new most talked about architecture pattern and quickly becoming a buzz word. The idea is for developers to stop worrying about server management and focus on code. The serverless platform takes care of provisioning servers, underlying infrastructure, server maintenance security, and scaling.
In this meetup, we will look at three practical use cases of serverless with example code.
* Secure and Scalable APIs
* Backend microservices
* Event driven programming
Key concepts introduced will include: triggers, rules, actions, composition and event driven architecture.
Finally, serverless is relatively new and we will look at what the shortcomings are with the current technology and how to mitigate them. We will use Apache OpenWhisk as our serverless platform. Apache OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless platform that executes functions (fx) in response to events at any scale.
The talk will include three labs which include building and deploying an application to Apache OpenWhisk.
If you want to follow along with the labs please bring your laptops
**Please bring your Meetup RSVP Confirmation & ID to check-in**
- 630pm - doors open, check-in, and get some food
- 645pm - round-robin introductions & get to know each other
- 7-8pm - presentation
- 8-830pm - Q&A, mingling
- 9pm - venue closes
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About the Presenter
Nigel is a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud based in New York City. Originally from South Carolina, he was drawn to craft of software engineering because of the agency it provides to create and interact with worlds of his own creation. His passions in technology are community building, High Performance Computing, and free and open-source software (and hardware). His current favorite project is Alexandra Sunderland's SMS Internet (https://dev.to/twilio/using-twilio-to-build-the-internet-2cnf) due to the incredible problem solving involved.
You can follow him on GitHub at the handle @pnbrown