Workshop: Building Serverless Applications with Apache OpenWhisk
Hans Boef is a developer advocate, focused on Cloud in general and IoT and AI specifically. His daily job is to help developers from start-ups to large organizations to help them build their applications as efficient as possible. He gives workshops and presentations on many events around the globe and he also mentors at hackathons.
Serverless cloud platforms are revolutionising cloud development. Developers don’t have to worry managing VMs or containers, capacity planning for elastic scaling, underutilising provisioned resources or any other productivity draining tasks. So, have heard all the benefits of serverless cloud platforms, how do you start to use them? This workshop will get developers started with building serverless applications. Starting with introducing the core concepts, developers will then learn how to use Apache OpenWhisk, an open-source serverless platform. Building skills by developing a series of more advanced serverless applications, developers will learn the architecture patterns to help them utilise the new revolution in cloud platforms. We’ll also look at the challenges in using serverless platforms and provide workarounds for issues such as timeout limits and cold starts. This workshop is aimed at developers who are familiar with traditional backend applications and want to use new serverless cloud platforms.