Aleksandar Simović

Senior software engineer @Science Exchange


Aleksandar is an AWS Serverless Hero and an experienced senior software engineer at Science Exchange, a biotech company based in Palo Alto, California, that is helping scientists, research laboratories and big pharma companies get faster in experimentation and research. Co-author of “Serverless Applications with Node.js” book, published by Manning Publications. He is based in Belgrade and co-organizer of JS Belgrade, Map Meetup Belgrade and Serverless Belgrade. One of the core team members of Claudia.js, contributor to AWS SAM, AWS CDK, AWS Lambda Builders and many other open source libraries.

 

Serverless: a backend thing that gives superpowers to frontend developers

What does serverless have to do with frontend development? You might have heard or even experienced many of its benefits such as autoscaling and its pricing model. But no one told you the most important one: “Even though serverless is a backend thing, it gives superpowers to the front end developers”. It puts deployment in the hands of frontend developers, without the traditional complexity of backend systems. You can now deploy a simple production-ready API, a server side rendering tool or even the whole Google Chrome browser and do amazing things with just a few lines of code. This talk is about serverless, and about the ways you can benefit from it as a frontend developer.