Aaron and Brian talk with Joe Emison (@JoeEmison; Founder and Chief Technology Officer @ BuildFax) about building a digital business, the challenges of platforms, and why he’s moving more applications to serverless computing.
This show sponsored byIntel Cloud For All Get a free bookfrom O'Reilly media or use promo code PCBW for a discount on all books Joe’s Company - BuildFax Joe’s writings - The New Stack Why AWS isn’t Winning and it Poses Problems Joe’s Blog - InformationWeek Building Serverless Applications - Interop 2016 Serverless References: AWS Lambda IBM OpenWhisk Google Functions Serverless Code - Ryan Brown Serverless Framework (open source) WebTask StackHut Topic 1 - Let’s talk about your background. We like to have builders on the show, but you actually help real builders.
Topic 2 - You’re giving a 4hr talk at Interop in May about “Building Serverless Applications”. Let’s start with the basics of Serverless - why does it exist, what problem does it fix? what is it, what does it do?
Topic 3 - Let’s talk about some of the existing serverless “services” out there and how they work. What works, work needs to evolve, how do they work with other services?
Topic 4 - Does software exist today to have these serverless capabilities on-premises, or is this just a public cloud capability today?
Topic 5 - You mentioned in a Twitter thread earlier this week that there are multiple services that are “better than AWS Lambda today”. Can you elaborate on that a little bit?