Serverless applications are Hyperobjects… and it really matters

Paul Johnston
9 min readDec 10, 2020

When building a complex system, it’s often really hard to hold all the elements of that system in your head. Then things get added to it, and added to it, and after a while, the application is too much for one person to understand except in the broad and abstract “it does this”.

The biggest serverless systems I have seen and the ones I’ve built seem to exhibit this behaviour more quickly. It’s not that there is more complexity in the overall system, but that the pieces are simply less coupled, less connected, and this is…

Paul Johnston

ServerlessDays CoFounder (Jeff), ex AWS Serverless Snr DA, experienced CTO/Interim, Startups, Entrepreneur, Techie, Geek and Christian