On Feb, 22nd I had the privilege of talking in front of the Barcelona Python Meetup regarding serverless computing (AKA FaaS) and the findings that I have been collecting over the past months while discussing with the technical teams of several online businesses with which I have been working. If you are interested, the slides can be found here. Through the conversations held, I have realized that even though there is a generalized trust in the technology behind FaaS (almost nobody with whom I spoke to showed concern for its reliability), the size of the organization somehow dictates the main areas of concern when it is to be implemented.
My father worked as an industrial mechanic. For more than fifty years, he practiced his craft with the passion of those moved by things other than the check at the end of the month. Wherever he was emploted at, the machines worked, the production improved and the team morale risen. I have learned a lot from my father. Besides his pride of workmanship, two things have been constantly present along his career: the profound knowledge about how the system worked and applying inventiveness to address problems affecting the organizations he worked for.
I recently replaced my tumblr-hosted blog with a static one generated by hugo. Even though it was my first attempt, I was able to grasp how it works and generate the minimal skeleton in a couple of hours. After that, transforming my current posts in files compatible with hugo turned to be trivial as it was to maintain a site map that was consistent between the old and new instances.