Thunderstruck by Serverless

What's all the fuss with serverless architecture? To some, it is the future of architecture implementation and is disrupting DevOps, traditional implementation models, enterprise approaches to IT, and entry to and time to market.

This talk is an experience report on how our team fell into a serverless implementation without any real experience of the technology and how we learned about it along the way. I will give a brief overview of what serverless is and its benefits and how we went from sceptics of it initially to advocates along our journey of discovery.

I will describe our team test first mentality and the multiple functional and non-functional approaches and patterns we applied to serverless, as well as the existing challenges of testing it. That includes how we ran exploratory performance tests to determine and quantify language deficiencies on the platform in order to help drive our implementation approach.




Conall Bennett

Conall is a Test Lead at CME Group Belfast working in a cloud migration team involved in the enterprise adoption of DevOps practices, cloud technologies and architecture. Prior to this Conall has worked in both consulting and in various financial enterprise organisations in a variety of Agile and testing leadership roles. Conall is involved locally in co-organising the NI tester meet up and contributing to various other Belfast tech meet ups. He spends most of his time evangelising on Agile and testing practices, tinkering with emerging technologies like Blockchain, AR/VR and AI and trying to find new ways (or rediscover old ways) of causing trouble via testing while exploring these new technologies.