We're very happy to be hosted by Platform.sh this month! They were so kind to offer self-baked pizza's and drinks so you can come hungry and thirsty!
We have two great talks confirmed. Ben Bridts will talk about Going Serverless with AWS and Duncan Naves will talk about developing and deploying applications on a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
We hope to see you soon,
Dries & Rias
Going Serverless with AWS: Creating applications without provisioning or managing servers by Ben Bridts
The AWS platform has a bunch of services to make your application "serverless". We will take a look at what defines something to be serverless and how we can leverage services like AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, API Gateway and S3 to build our own applications to be cost-effective, scalable and highly-available.
Ben created his first AWS account in 2010 and has been all-in on AWS since 2015. Currently he is part of the team at Cloudar, an AWS Premier Consulting partner, where he is working together with businesses ranging from start-ups to enterprises; providing architectural and operational support and sharing his experiences along the way. Currently his favourite services are CloudFormation, Lambda, KMS, CloudFront and Lambda@Edge. He pronounces AMI as A-M-I.
Beyond Twelve Factor Apps with PaaS by Duncan Naves
The original 12 factors set a great baseline for writing secure apps that were maintainable. With the rise of cloud native applications, more thought has to be given to application design to take advantage of new tools while still preserving and enhancing security and maintainability. Many of these considerations can be delivered by the underlying tools, however, and this talk delves into some of the key benefits that can be gained by electing to develop and deploy on a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
Deploying infrastructure through code]Disposability of buildsDependency managementEnvironmental configurationAuthentication and authorizationStatefulness vs Statelessness
After 2 years as a web developer, mostly working on Symfony/OroCrm for a Parisian startup, Duncan moved to Platform as a Partner Delivery Manager and recently joined the Customer Solution Architect team.