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New API development solution

New API development solution

Standard Library is the fastest way to build, ship, host, document, scale and integrate with APIs without the headache of managing infrastructure and complicated toolchains. See how our serverless platform is changing software development — from internal tools to external developer APIs. Code.xyz Code.xyz is an online code editor. It was carefully hand-crafted to power API development: specialized for webhooks, workflow automation tasks, and, of course, general API design tooling. You can think of it almost like the Google Docs for…

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Building a Serverless Web App on AWS Services

Building a Serverless Web App on AWS Services

Introduction In this tutorial, you’ll learn to build a simple web application using the following AWS Services: AWS DynamoDB as the database AWS Lambda to create functions that will read and write from/to the database AWS API Gateway to create the REST API that the web application will use AWS S3 to host the web application AWS CloudFront to deliver the web application from a location near to the user’s location. Here’s the architecture diagram: For the lambda functions, we will use a Node.js runtime…

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Going Serverless? Compare Your FaaS Options

Going Serverless? Compare Your FaaS Options

As is typical with new concepts and technologies, the absolute definition of “serverless” or FaaS (Functions as a Service) is broad and undefined. In essence, it is a concept that takes cloud computing and “convenience as a service” to the extreme, spinning up processing power when your application needs it and responding with data. Serverless is perfect for IoT devices, microservice architectures, or any other application that needs to be efficient. In this article, I will look beyond the major…

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10 TIPS TO HOST YOUR WEB APPS FOR FREE

10 TIPS TO HOST YOUR WEB APPS FOR FREE

A guide to navigating of the competitive marketplace of cloud service providers. 2017 is a great year to deploy a web app. The landscape of web service providers is incredibly competitive right now, and almost all of them offer generous free plans as an attempt to acquire long-term customers. This article is a collection of tips, from my own experience, on hosting high-performance web apps for free. If you are experienced in deploying web apps, then you are probably already…

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How to Build a Serverless Blog on CodePen

How to Build a Serverless Blog on CodePen

Serverless. It’s kind of a phenomenon. All sorts of web developers can make use of it, including front-end developers! Here’s one way to think about it: they allow you to take your front-end skills and do things that typically only a back-end can do. Depending on what you all make use of, serverless is possibly more accurately referred to as Cloud Functions or Functions as a Service. Here’s a rather remarkable thing serverless can make possible on the client: saving and reading things…

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AWS Lambda Go vs. Node.js performance benchmark

AWS Lambda Go vs. Node.js performance benchmark

AWS Lambda Go vs. Node.js performance benchmark: updated 🔥 AWS Lambda Go vs. Node.js performance benchmark: updated 🔥 Just this week AWS announced the release of Go for their Lambda service. Source: hackernoon.com/aws-lambda-go-vs-node-js-performance-benchmark-1c8898341982 Test Code: S3 and Dynamo interaction As mentioned in the comments, the Fibonacci sequence is nice as a starter but doesn’t really represent a real world scenario. So I whipped up an extra example. This Lambda function Grabs a ~50kb image from S3. Writes its LastModified timestamp…

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