Cool Serverless Tools

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June 28, 2018

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Servers? We don't need no stinkin' servers!

This week, a quick roundup of the coolest serverless tools out there. 😎
💾 Platform as a Service
Is PaaS serverless? Depends who you ask.
At StackShare, we use and love Heroku. Others, like Optimizely and Khan Academy, are built on Google App Engine. If you're already big on AWS, check out Elastic Beanstalk
☁️ Cloud Functions
The cloud function provider you choose will likely limit (or be limited by) the other services in your architecture.
If you know and love (or are just stuck with) AWS, Lambda will do the job. For all the GCP-converts, there's Google Cloud Functions and Cloud Functions for Firebase for real-time mobile apps. The C# devs out there should probably look at Azure Functions.
🏗 Serverless Frameworks
You can use the web UIs of these tools, but you'll want a better way to manage your infrastructure eventually.
The OG of the group is Serverless, which lets you provision serverless infrastructure for AWS, GCP, and Lambda. Apex lets you deploy to Lambda only, but use languages not natively supported (like Go). Meanwhile, the newcomer Architect simplifies things with one simple manifest.

New tools

Google Cloud Filestore
Cloud File Storage
High-performance, fully managed file storage
Image Processing and Management
Image Optimization made simple, only one line of code to integrate
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Fast, asynchronous and elegant Python web framework
Payments Analytics
In-app subscriptions made easy
Monitoring Aggregation
A simple incident response tool

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Azure Kubernetes Service
Containers as a Service
Simplify Kubernetes management, deployment, and operations.
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Premium Queue package for handling jobs and messages in NodeJS
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Maintainable CSS with React
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