Serverless Is Great; Serverless Sucks – Making Sense of the Serverless Landscape – Website Design Article

Everyone has heard the famous line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This famous quote feels like it could perfectly describe the current state of serverless technologies and the way developers are currently building applications for those platforms. On one hand, serverless is a boon to any company (or developer) building web applications. The idea that one can simply hand off the demands of managing infrastructure to someone else is an alluring prospect for…

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Create a Cron Job on AWS Lambda — SitePoint – Website Design Article

Cron jobs are really useful tools in any Linux or Unix-like operating systems. They allow us to schedule scripts to be executed periodically. Their flexibility makes them ideal for repetitive tasks like backups and system cleaning, but also data fetching and data processing. For all the good things they offer, cron jobs also have some downsides. The main one is that you need a dedicated server or a computer that runs pretty much 24/7. Most of us don’t have that…

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7 things you should know when getting started with Serverless APIs – Website Design Article

I want you to take a second and think about Twitter, and think about it in terms of scale. Twitter has 326 million users. Collectively, we create ~6,000 tweets every second. Every minute, that’s 360,000 tweets created. That sums up to nearly 200 billion tweets a year. Now, what if the creators of Twitter had been paralyzed by how to scale and they didn’t even begin? That’s me on every single startup idea I’ve ever had, which is why I…

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