Agile + DevOps East 2019 Tutorial: Getting Started with Microservices and Serverless

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Getting Started with Microservices and Serverless

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Do you wonder how computers can be “serverless”? Does “microservices” seem like just another buzzword? These two technologies are actually changing software design and operations. They work together to help solve complex problems by breaking them down into smaller pieces through loose coupling and modularization. Where some traditional software design techniques required assembling a monolithic piece of software on a platform, a microservices architecture and a serverless programming paradigm focus more on how to keep the pieces independent, orthogonal in function, and interconnected efficiently. In this hands-on tutorial we’ll look at useful design principles to use when implementing them, the underlying technologies needed to make them work effectively, and how they differ from monolithic techniques. You’ll gain an understanding of how to create simple applications, basic troubleshooting skills, limitations in the underlying implementation, and an idea of what to monitor in a production implementation.


Glenn Buckholz leads DevSecOps efforts at Coveros. Using his almost twenty years of industry experience, Glenn brings success to his customers by leveraging advanced automated techniques to drive organizational change. From Chef to Docker to Kubernetes, Glenn has experience implementing technologies across the federal and commercial space to aid in the creation of high-quality and more secure software at much higher velocities. Glenn utilizes his training and coaching experience to make these changes stick, providing lasting positive change.