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May 4, 2021
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Tuesday, May 4 • 13:10 - 13:40
WebAssembly as a cloud-native runtime for serverless functions - Michael Yuan, Second State

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Serverless function-as-a-service is popular among developers. Public clouds use hypervisor VMs or containers (e.g., Docker) to run serverless functions. But they are slow and resource-intensive. In this talk, Michael will discuss the Wasm VM as a lightweight cloud-native runtime. It allows serverless functions to be embedded in edge & IoT devices, as well as in SaaS platforms. It also enables developers to deploy serverless functions on legacy systems without changing any code. Topics include: * How to create a function-as-a-service with Node.js & Wasm * How public clouds like Tencent Cloud utilized Wasm in serverless environments * How to use K8s and cloud-native tools to deploy & manage Wasm VMs Developers will get hands-on experience to create & deploy high-performance serverless functions in Rust.

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Michael Yuan

Founder, Second State
Dr. Michael Yuan is a maintainer of the WasmEdge project and a co-founder of Second State. He is the author of 5 books on software engineering published by Addison-Wesley, Prentice-Hall, and O'Reilly. Michael is a long-time open-source developer and contributor. He had previously... Read More →



Tuesday May 4, 2021 13:10 - 13:40 CEST
Virtual