This is part 1 of my conversation with Joe Emison, who has been building serverless applications since 2015 with Firebase on GCP and then later with AWS Lambda. We discussed the value of serverless, especially to startups, and why he has built Branch Insurance to be fully serverless. Joe is a strong proponent for the monorepo approach, and we had a good chat about why he feels so strongly about this approach and how his team structures their application in a monorepo. And of course, we also covered the pain points of this approach and the tradeoffs his team has accepted.
In part 2, we will talk about how serverless has changed his recruitment philosophy, the pain points with adopting serverless and why Microsoft will be the main challenger to AWS in the cloud computing market.
You can find Joe on Twitter as @JoeEmison and check out his new venture gobranch.com.
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Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod