“Serverless is a revolution of the cloud”
What is serverless and how does it improve software development and operations? JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Maciej Winnicki, Principal Software Engineer at Serverless Inc. about the benefits of serverless, its limitations and the reasons why he calls it “a revolution of the cloud.”
“We are in the infancy of serverless”
The AWS Lambda release in 2014 pushed serverless into the mainstream. Other major cloud providers (Google, Microsoft, IBM) have caught up, and today there’s a vast offering of serverless services available. Not to mention the handful of feature rich, open source projects that enable running serverless applications on-premise.
Serverless computing might be young but it has quickly gained a seat at the big boys table.
This year, JAXenter included serverless computing in the annual survey and the results are quite astonishing — this rather young topic grabbed respondents’ attention. As a result, 34.3 percent of the respondents would love to learn more about it this year.
Serverless has grown considerably in the past few years and, according to Maciej Winnicki, Principal Software Engineer at Serverless Inc, the reason is simple: People are interested in serverless because it solves many problems; on top of that, it’s cheap and easy to manage.
We talked to Maciej about the benefits of serverless, its limitations and what’s next for Serverless Inc. Plus, he explained what he means when he says that we are in the infancy of serverless and what we need in order to take it to the next level. (Spoiler: policies)
Maciej Winnicki works as a Principal Software Engineer at Serverless, Inc., the company behind Serverless Framework. He is interested in building distributed systems, designing easy-to-use APIs and creating tools for making developer’s life easier. He has been working for different-sized companies, from a Silicon Valley startup to the biggest e-commerce platform in CEE.
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