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Feb 12, 2024

Paul Yuknewicz is a Lead Product Manager for Azure Developer Experience at Microsoft; he is responsible for the PM team that designs the developer experience for building and diagnosing cloud-native applications for Azure. In his role, he’s very passionate about helping developers succeed in building high-scale distributed applications and building strong collaboration with customers. He has fun learning and challenging the status quo in a breadth of technologies and languages, like Linux, Windows, Java, .NET, Serverless, containers, service meshes, and application observability. He speaks at industry conferences not only at Microsoft but also at conferences like DEVintersection, TechBash, and more.


Topics of Discussion:

[4:40] Paul talks about his career evolution.

[5:28] Working in SharePoint, Azure, and then in the microservices field.

[6:44] DAPR, distributed application runtime.

[8:06] The power of the open source world.

[8:33] What is Serverless?

[11:08] The evolution of their work in AI.

[12:05] The concept of Serverless vs. developing in a microservices fashion.

[15:17] Why Paul thinks containers are great.

[18:16] Who Serverless is good for.

[20:01] Serverless architecture and cost savings.

[23:55] Container apps.

[28:31] The tactical process behind Dapper.

[34:41] Container apps environment.


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