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Symphonia's Serverless Insights — August 2017

This is the latest edition of our newsletter. To receive the email version please subscribe here. News from the Serverless World It's been an interesting old summer.

Learning Lambda — Part 6

This is Part 6 of Learning Lambda, a tutorial series about engineering using AWS Lambda. To see the other articles in this series please visit the series home page.

Interview with the O'Reilly Programming Podcast

Mike spoke with Jeff Bleiel at the O'Reilly Programming Podcast. Thorny questions that came up included comparing Microservices with Serverless, and a discussion of why we don't consider Container technology to be Serverless.

Revisiting AWS Lambda Runtime Performance

Back in February, I wrote an article titled “The Occasional Chaos of AWS Lambda Runtime Performance”. The performance benchmark results in that article showed that while worst-case performance was indeed proportional to a Lambda's memory configure, actual performance could be much better than that worst case.

Podcast Interview with Pythian

Mike talked with Chris Presley at Pythian on their Datascape Podcast. Chris has a data focus, and it was interesting to chat about Serverless with that in mind.

Announcing Serverless workshops!

Symphonia is pleased to announce an addition to our suite of services— private Serverless workshops, carefully designed to give your team the Serverless skills and knowledge they need to accelerate business value delivery for you and your customers.

Defining Serverless — Part 5

This is the final part of a series defining Serverless Services in terms of five common traits, which John Chapin and I introduced in our free ebook from O'Reilly — What is Serverless?

John Chapin featured on the Cognicast

Symphonia's John Chapin was interviewed by Stuart Sierra on Episode 127 of the Cognicast podcast, talking about world travel, jazz music, and all things Serverless!

Defining Serverless — Part 4

This is Part 4 of a series defining Serverless Services in terms of five common traits, which John Chapin and I introduced in our free ebook from O'Reilly — What is Serverless?

Defining Serverless — Part 3

This is Part 3 of a series defining Serverless Services in terms of five common traits, which John Chapin and I introduced in our free ebook from O'Reilly — What is Serverless?

Defining Serverless — Part 2

This is Part 2 of a series defining Serverless Services in terms of five common traits, which John Chapin and I introduced in our free ebook from O'Reilly — What is Serverless?

Defining Serverless — Part 1

In case you're new to my articles: Serverless Architecture is a new approach to building systems in the cloud. It incorporates Backends-as-a-Service (BaaS) — vendor-hosted, highly scalable, data and logic components to handle our needs for databases, messaging platforms, user management, and more.