Derek is a senior technology expert with over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of technologies and industries. Derek is currently a Principal Cloud Architect at Asperitas Consulting. Derek is focusing on microservice architectures, cloud computing, and migrating applications to the cloud. Derek’s approach allows companies to increase speed to market while also increasing application availability. Derek routinely speaks at JavaOne, DevNexus, the Chicago Coders Conference, and many others.  Derek’s books include the “The Java EE Architect’s Handbook” and “Microservices for Java EE Architects”.

"AWS Lambda: Best Practices and Common Mistakes"
Monday, 9/21 @ 10:30am - 11:30am

AWS Lambda is a “serverless” architecture that relieves you of hardware and scaling set-up concerns. AWS Lambda functions are used by many organizations for “serverless” application development and automating DevOps tasks. Many teams start using AWS Lambdas and uncover problems such as running into resource limits, debugging nested lambda defects, managing code change across dozens of AWS accounts, and many more.

Derek Ashmore will provide tips and tricks to make your AWS Lambda functions usable in different contexts and easier to develop and support. He will show you how to mitigate common problems teams run into with AWS Lambdas. This practical chat is based on real-world examples and designed for senior developers and architects who have experience developing Lambda functions.

Attendees will leave with concrete examples for how to make their AWS Lambda code easier to debug and support. They will learn how to use AWS Lambda code to manage DevOps in dozens of accounts without installing Lambda code into each and every account. They will learn how to properly nest lambdas so as to not create difficult support problems.