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Web Directions Lazy Load ’22 session spotlight–Designing distributed applications

Designing distributed applications

In this talk Andrew will present a number of new concepts for building decentralised apps and help to show that maybe, there’s a solution that would suit you. Modern web apps increasingly share a common set of best practices. In 2012, one of Heroku’s founders published “The 12-factor app”, a thesis on application design that describes pretty well how most scalable applications are built today.

But much has also changed – with a wealth of powerful ‘serverless’ technologies to choose from, application design has evolved. Now, the ‘edge cloud’ is starting to become a mainstream idea, with even small organisations able to harness the power of executing complex applications simultaneously in hundreds of different datacenters to minimise end user latency. Even for things we thought we had to run centrally.

This talk will review the most popular architectural principles of web applications today, and examine how suitable they are for operating an app at the edge.

Executing at the edge is not only very cool and the Latest Thing, it is also a boon to efficiency, is environmentally aware, and a great way to increase the reliability and availability of applications too.

Andrew Betts

Andrew heads up developer relations for Fastly, working with developers across the world to help make the web faster, more secure, more reliable and easier to work with.

He founded a web consultancy which was ultimately acquired by the Financial Times, led the team that created their pioneering HTML5 web app, and founded the FT’s Labs division.

He has also been an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a committee of nine people who guide the development of the World Wide Web.

Designing distributed applications Andrew Betts Head of developer relations Fastly Web Directions lazy load 2022 all about web performance

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