The Reconfigured Podcast

Conversations with professionals in various fields and companies


#27 - Yan Cui: Serverless on AWS

Today's episode is with Yan Cui, Principle consultant at TheBurningMonk Limited. We have covered several topics related to serverless in terms of adoption, architecture, security, tooling and frameworks, testing and monitoring, and much more


00:00 Introduction and Background

02:54 Running a Consultancy Company

07:59 Self-Publishing vs. Working with a Publishing Company

11:25 The Value of Workshops and Courses

22:02 Working in different settings

25:43 Adopting serverless

39:13 Typical Serverless Architecture

44:37 Serverless Frameworks

57:28 Security Considerations in Serverless Architectures

01:00:28 Challenges and Limitations of Serverless Computing

01:03:52 Serverless as the right choice for a project

01:10:06 Ditching Serverless for monolithic applications

01:16:00 Ditching the cloud towards hosting on dedicated servers

01:21:22 Testing Serverless applications

01:31:33 Monitoring Serverless applications

01:36:41 Yan's podcast: Real World Serverless

01:37:37 Most rewarding aspect of Yan's work

01:38:31 Mental Health question

Links about topics mentioned in the episode:

Prime video shift towards monolithic:

Spotify Test Honeycomb

Yan doesn't just share insights; he also offer transformative courses and workshops designed to elevate your skills and knowledge in serverless. Whether you're looking to gain a competitive edge or deepen your understanding, Yan's unique blend of practical wisdom and innovative strategies is something you won't want to miss

Yan's course offering:

Yan's consultancy offering:

Production Ready Serverless workshop:

AppSync Masterclass course:

Testing Serverless course:

AWS Step Functions course:

AWS Lambda Best Practices course:

Serverless Architecture book:

Yan's podcast:

(P.S. The links shared here do not contain any affiliate codes, and Reconfigured is not affiliated with Yan to promote his offerings. I have personally invested in his courses and have benefited tremendously in my professional life)

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