Presented at ServerlessConf NYC2016.
A common misconception is that "serverless" development means you no longer have to think or care about operations. This could hardly be more false. You are trading one set of problems -- building and running backend services -- for another set, where you are dealing with a sprawling mess of APIs, black boxes and opaque complex systems into which you have limited visibility and even less ability to fix things, along with cotenancy issues and usage caps. The glorious future comes with tradeoffs, and this means application developers need to get better at ops.