Yan Cui

AWS Serverless Hero. Independent Consultant. Developer Advocate at Lumigo.

Learn how to be production-ready with AWS Lambda with me

Hi, those of you who follow me on Twitter or Medium might have heard me mention this already, I have been working with Manning Publishing the last 2 months to produce a video course titled Production-Ready Serverless.

I find there are lots of materials on the internet to help you get started with AWS Lambda, but there’s a dearth of contents that take you from there to being able to run an expansive serverless architecture in production, responsibly. It owes to the fact that much of the patterns and practices are still evolving, and whilst there are plenty of excitement and hype around the technology, most companies are still at the beginning of their journey to this awesome new paradigm.

I was fortunate to be involved with a social networking start up where I was able to not only introduce AWS Lambda, but to take our adoption really far and covered a whole variety of different workloads.

this is a simplified version of our Serverless architecture at Yubl.

With Production-Ready Serverless, I would cover all the things that you need to know to be production ready with AWS Lambda, including:

  • authentication and authorization
  • CI/CD
  • testing strategies
  • local development & debugging
  • how to organize functions into projects/repos
  • canary deployment
  • log aggregation
  • monitoring
  • distributed tracing
  • tracking correlation IDs
  • performance & cost optimization
  • config management
  • error handling
  • managing VPC access
  • security

Right now, the course is in Manning’s early access program (or MEAP), with the first 3 units already available and 3 more going live shortly (a total of about 3.5 hrs worth of content). More contents will be rolled out as I finish them and they pass technical review.

Whilst we’re in the MEAP, you can get 40% off the MEAP price with the code ytcui. We’re currently on course for roughly 8 hrs worth of content in total.

Finally, courtesy of Manning, the first unit of the course is available for free on youtube, and covers the basic concepts around AWS Lambda as well as the Serverless framework which I will be using in the demos.

Hi, my name is Yan Cui. I’m an AWS Serverless Hero and the author of Production-Ready Serverless. I have run production workload at scale in AWS for nearly 10 years and I have been an architect or principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. I currently work as an independent consultant focused on AWS and serverless.

You can contact me via Email, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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