APIs and microservices are how we build modern web applications and serverless technologies make this easy. This session will show you how serverless applications are built and how you can leverage your PHP skills to build APIs of all shapes and sizes. We will cover how to use your current knowledge to build applications in PHP within Apache OpenWhisk or AWS Lambda, leveraging the API Gateway to build robust APIs quickly and easily. By the end of the session, you’ll be well placed to design and build your own microservices that take full advantage of the power of serverless technologies.
Overview on serverless computing by Mike Roberts
A Todo-Backend implementation in OpenWhisk PHP
Photo-a-day static CloudFront/S3 website created by Lambda/PHP
Home page for the OpenWhisk project
Home page for AWS Lambda
Matthieu Napoli’s excellent toolkit to write serverless PHP applications on AWS Lambda