A Serverless Function Example: Why & How to Get Started
There’s one thing that will always fascinate me about the worldwide dev community:
Our ability to come up with solutions that consistently make our job less painful.
Because let’s be honest, some tasks that come with being a developer are… tedious.
Personally, something like maintaining servers always seems to be a pain in my a**. Not what I signed for at all.
That’s why I’m pretty pumped today to write about serverless architectures and why it’s a programming trend worth learning about.
As we already did for APIs and webhooks, this post serves as an introduction to the concepts behind serverless programming. I also crafted a small serverless app example to get a better understanding of it all.
- What does “serverless” mean
- Why serverless deserves your attention (benefits & limitations)
- What are the best use cases & tools
- How does it work (with Serverless & AWS Lambda example)
If you’re new to this, you should have a much stronger grasp on what the serverless “revolution” means to web development by the end of this post.
Let’s do this!