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Embrace Step Functions for Efficient Workflow Management

Ben Smith • Eric Johnson | GOTO Unscripted

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In this conversation, Eric Johnson and Ben Smith discuss the benefits and evolving capabilities of AWS Step Functions, emphasizing their utility in managing complex workflows involving multiple AWS services. They highlight the initial hesitation due to limitations in earlier versions but acknowledge significant improvements such as express workflows and synchronous invocation, which have made Step Functions more versatile and powerful. They delve into favorite patterns, including concurrent processing with dynamic map states and reusable workflows, underscoring the efficiency and scalability Step Functions bring to serverless architectures.

About the speakers

Ben Smith
Ben Smith

Principal Developer Advocate for serverless at AWS

Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson

AWS. Passionate about serverless