Weekly update 03

Yan Cui

I help clients go faster for less using serverless technologies.

Hi, welcome to another weekly update, which is sadly turning into more of a monthly update 

MEAP update for Production-Ready Serverless

A new unit on X-Ray integration has been added to the MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) of my video course Production-Ready Serverless. After a brief hiatus, I’m back working on the next unit on correlation IDs.

Remember, whilst the course is still in the MEAP, you can get 40% off the face price using the code ytcui.

I’m considering turning this course into a classroom setting, so if you’re interested in having me run this as a workshop later on in the year, then drop me a line via the Contact page.

New posts

How to migrate existing Monoliths to Serverless. I shared a guide on how you can migrate an existing monolith to serverless. I discussed organizational changes towards small, autonomous teams; how to identify service boundaries; how to organize your codebase; deployment frameworks, graceful migration, testing and resilience.

Auto-create CloudWatch alarms for APIs with Lambda. I shared a short ops automation technique to auto-create CloudWatch alarms whenever you deploy a new API with API Gateway. This way, you won’t ever forget to add those all-important alarms!

Speaking engagements

I gave a new talk on the architectural changes that we’re seeing with Serverless at the revived London API meetup last week.

Also last week, I was honoured to be one of the keynote speakers at ServerlessDays TLV where I delivered a new talk on applying the best parts of Microservices to Serverless. Recording of the talk (along with the other talks during the day) should be available on their website in the coming days.

Amazingly, that was my 25th speaking engagement this year… but I’m not quite ready to slow down just yet as it’s conference season and I have a few more meetups/conferences coming up in the next few weeks:

If you’re interested in having me speak about Serverless at your meetup or conference later on in the year, then drop me a line via this page.

So that’s it for another weekly update, hope you guys have a good bank holiday Monday!


Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you:

  1. If you want a one-stop shop to help you quickly level up your serverless skills, you should check out my Production-Ready Serverless workshop. Over 20 AWS Heroes & Community Builders have passed through this workshop, plus 1000+ students from the likes of AWS, LEGO, Booking, HBO and Siemens.
  2. If you want to learn how to test serverless applications without all the pain and hassle, you should check out my latest course, Testing Serverless Architectures.
  3. If you’re a manager or founder and want to help your team move faster and build better software, then check out my consulting services.
  4. If you just want to hang out, talk serverless, or ask for help, then you should join my FREE Community.