Course Highlights

  • Cost Optimization

    An extensive section on best practices and techniques for cost optimization. Learn how to tune function configurations, and choose the right event trigger to keep your AWS bill from spiralling out of control!

  • Cold Starts

    Debunk myths about cold starts so you know what techniques actually works and mitigates the impact of cold starts! Learn about latest Lambda features such as Provisioned Concurrency and how they can help with cold starts.

  • Relevant in 2020

    Serverless is evolving rapidly, best practices and patterns are still emerging. Learn about latest features, tools and techniques and how they can help you get the most out of Lambda in 2020 and beyond!

What Students Say

  • To the point, full of valuable, actionable tips on Lambda...

    Peter Miller

    I've used Lambda for a while for work and was surprised by how much I learned from Yan. The course assumes base familiarity with Lambda and AWS and immediate...

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    I've used Lambda for a while for work and was surprised by how much I learned from Yan. The course assumes base familiarity with Lambda and AWS and immediately dives into useful, concrete tips for making your Lambda's work better. Points to a number of great tools, including Serverless plugins to make logging, tracing and performance much better. Good use of diagrams and other visual aids throughout the course. Really enjoyed it, the pace and I learned a lot!

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  • Great content!

    Björn Feld

    Best practices on a bunch of topics explained by someone who really knows this stuff!

    Best practices on a bunch of topics explained by someone who really knows this stuff!

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Curriculum

FAQ

  • How does this related to Production-Ready Serverless?

    It touches on overlapping areas such as observability, but covers newer features, tools and techniques (such as Provisioned Concurrency) that weren't available when I made Production-Ready Serverless. It also covers additional areas such as cost optimization and multi-region resilience which were outside the scope of Production-Ready Serverless. At the same time, there are plenty of topics that are covered in Production-Ready Serverless that I will not cover in this course, such as project organization, testing, etc. Whereas Production-Ready Serverless gives you a hands-on project to follow along and build something from scratch, this course gives you many small, independent lessons (a mix of theory and demos).

Meet Yan Cui, your instructor

AWS Serverless Hero

Hi, my name is Yan Cui. I'm an AWS Serverless Hero and the instructor of this course. I'm also the author of Production-Ready Serverless by Manning and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internally.

I am an experienced engineer and have run production workload on AWS for 10 years. I have been an architect and principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. I have worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production and have been helping clients around the world adopt AWS and serverless as an independent consultant.

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Consulting with Yan

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Workshops

If you prefer to learn via in-person workshops, then worry not. Yan runs a number of hands-on workshops throughout the year. Check out the latest schedule and locations for a workshop near you.
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