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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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Build a Serverless “Hello World” Function

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Serverless, Function as a Service (FaaS) or just cloud functions allows you to write code that will run in the cloud. You can use a number of different languages such as JavaScript (Node.js), Swift, Python, Java, PHP and others to write the function code.  What’s nice is that you don’t need to worry about servers, containers, deployment, etc. You write ...

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Serverless: a no-brainer!

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Few years ago, containers swept through the dev and devops lands like a category-6 hurricane. Docker. Rkt. others. Docker Swarm. K8s. OpenShift. Right now we are literally at the epicenter, but when we glimpse at the horizon we see another one coming! Serverless. The funny thing is, “serverless” itself is a misnomer. Of course there are servers. There are always ...

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