8 challenges teams face when doing serverless

Serverless, as new technology, brings new challenges to the team. New technology is not the only thing to learn. Monday, January 6, 2020

Serverless is still a young branch of engineering, but since its dawn, it has ushered in a technological shift that brings high availability, auto-scaling and higher security to users right out of the box.

Add in the fact that you don’t need to manage any servers or containers, and you pay only for what you use, and you can understand why serverless is bringing huge savings and a faster path to market to those adopting it.

But, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and when you are building a serverless team, there will be challenges along the way.

New technology is not the only thing to learn in #serverless

In serverless, many things are different. New technology and new tools require time to learn. Architecture is different because the goal is to use as many cloud provided services as possible. Since the solution consists of many small services, more energy is spent on monitoring and analyzing how they work together.

Development is concentrated on the cloud, which means programmers must be able to use the cloud as their development sandbox. With serverless, developers are involved in building the whole infrastructure; they don’t just write code.

Here are some key mistakes that often crop up when getting to grips with serverless.

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