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Serverless, Java and FN Project, first steps

Serverless isn’t a new thing, but it is fair to say there is still a lot of hype about it and how it will change everything, and how in the future everything will be serverless. Beside serverless/functions provided by cloud providers there are more and more serverless projects coming our way which goal is to break us from vendor lock-in ...

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AWS: Some Tips for Avoiding Those “Holy Bill” Moments

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Cloud is awesome: almost-100% availability, near-zero maintenance, pay-as-you-go, and above all, infinitely scalable. But the last two can easily bite you back, turning that awesomeness into a billing nightmare. And occasionally you see stories like: Within a week we accumulated a bill close to $10K. And here I unveil a few tips that we learned from our not-so-smooth journey of ...

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Serverless Security: Putting it on Autopilot

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Ack: This article is a remix of stuff learned from personal experience as well as from multiple other sources on serverless security. I cannot list down or acknowledge all of them here; nevertheless, special thanks should go to The Register, Hacker Noon, PureSec, and the Serverless Status and Serverless (Cron)icle newsletters. We all love to imagine that our systems are ...

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Serverless – a new way to build modern applications

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Curious about serverless/function-as-a-service/cloud functions technologies, but haven’t had a chance to dig in? Wondering what all the excitement is about? Serverless doesn’t mean no servers. It’s a new way to build modern applications. Watch this video to learn more about this new approach to building modern applications. The video covers: The current state of the serverless ecosystem & major players ...

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Be as serverless as you can, but not more than that

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No doubt, if you’ve been paying attention to technology trends, you’ve seen the rise in interest of “serverless”. In some accounts, “serverless” is billed as the “next application architecture” style. I’ve even heard people say “you don’t need technology X because serverless is the way of the future” or that “technology X is a red herring because serverless”, etc. In ...

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How to Invoke an External REST API from a Cloud Function

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In a previous blog post I showed how to create your first cloud function (plus a video). It’s very likely that your cloud function will need to invoke an external REST API. The following tutorial will show you how to create such function (it’s very easy). Sign into an IBM Cloud account Click Catalog Remove the label:lite filter and type ...

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My bots are now placeless. Homeless. Serverless.

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I usually keep an eye on various websites – for latest publications, hot new offers, limited-time games and contests, and the like. Most of these do not offer a “clean” notification system, such as an RSS feed. So I often have to scrape their HTML to get to what I need. Which means I often need to run some custom ...

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