Marcus Meier

Camp Counselor

AWS Lambda Patterns and Pitfalls

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 8:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Salon G

AWS
Lambda
Serverless

Many people underestimate how much can be done with lambdas. It's an incredibly powerful and flexible compute platform. However overly enthusiastic adoption of lambdas can lead to trouble. There are lots of nuances that can cause difficult to diagnose bugs, stress or overwhelm downstream systems, or cause unexpected outages. If you aren't aware of the circumstances that can cause these issues, using lambdas can become very cumbersome. These problems are easy to avoid if you know to look out for them. We'll discuss how several of these pitfalls happen, and what patterns can be used to avoid or mitigate them.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of AWS Lambdas.

Take Aways

  • Examples of how lambda can be used for many types of workloads
  • Understanding of common lambda issues to be aware of when designing a system
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