Serverless Horror Stories

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He is enthusiastic about serverless, observability and chaos engineering. Serverless is a powerful paradigm that lets application developers focus on business logic rather than scalability or server maintenance. Avoiding Serverless Production Horrors. Thundra sponsored this post.

Serverless Scientist


The post Serverless Scientist appeared first on Xebia Blog. In a previous blog, we described a novel way for software QA for refactored code already running in production inspired by the Scientist approach GitHub published in 2016. In this blog we explain how we implemented this QA method for testing AWS Lambda functions and our experiences with that. The end goal of the Scientist […]. Release Management Software Development AWS Lambda Test automation frameworks

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FaaS: Evolving to a Truly Serverless Paradigm

FaaS helps alleviate some of the administration and management issues related to serverless Creating distributed applications demands a thorough understanding of cloud infrastructures and architectures. The post FaaS: Evolving to a Truly Serverless Paradigm appeared first on

Serverless: Helping the Enterprise Scale DevOps

Serverless is the paradigm shift that allows engineers to innovate and move faster DevOps has been around for more than 10 years and it’s still misunderstood by many companies. In some ways, serverless is similar: a name that markets well but creates confusion […].

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

Why Organizations Are Adopting or Avoiding Serverless

For the inaugural O’Reilly survey on serverless architecture adoption, we were pleasantly surprised at the high level of response: More than 1,500 respondents from a wide range of locations, companies and industries participated. The high response rate tells us that serverless is garnering significant mindshare in the community. The post Why Organizations Are Adopting or Avoiding Serverless appeared first on

Overcoming Common Serverless Challenges with Mainframe CICS Programs

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By this point most enterprises, including those running on legacy infrastructures, are familiar with the benefits of serverless computing : Greater scalability. serverless architecture serverless functions serverless benefits mainframes serverless api serverless integration

Serverless Observability: The Ultimate Guide

The New Stack

He is enthusiastic about serverless, observability and chaos engineering. And to achieve observability in serverless applications, it’s important to get a complete picture — not just the snapshots of a single function call that most providers focus on. Thundra sponsored this post.

Breaking Serverless on Purpose with Chaos Engineering

The New Stack

One such area is serverless. After all, serverless computing is the language-agnostic, pay-as-you-go way to access backend services. How Chaos Engineering Works Differently in Serverless. Risks with serverless tend to come from the services you don’t have insight or control over.

Going Serverless: Where to Start

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What is serverless framework? The Serverless Framework is an open-source project that replaces traditional platforms (hardware, operating systems) with a platform that can run in a cloud environment. Serverless is beneficial as it lets you focus on delivering a product, rather than managing typical IT problems. Serverless history. Serverless benefits. Serverless drawbacks. Serverless providers. Why use it?

Serverless Computing: Taking DevOps to the Next Level

Serverless computing enables you to outsource information, thus freeing teams to focus on front-end work. Organizations choose serverless when they look for faster and easier ways to release updates and patches.

Avoiding Serverless Anti-Patterns with Observability

The New Stack

Serverless offers opportunities that are transforming how we think about building in the cloud. This inadvertently leads to a black box situation, where we become unaware of how and why our serverless architecture behaves. So it acts as a barrier to serverless adoption.

Trends and Benefits of Serverless Computing

Gartner estimated that by 2020, 20% of the world’s organizations will have gone serverless. Serverless computing initiates a mind shift in the way businesses are run and improves the accuracy and impact of technology services. Leading to higher functionality, reduced AWS bills, increased delivery speed and multi-cloud support, serverless computing paves the way into the […]. The post Trends and Benefits of Serverless Computing appeared first on

Will Serverless Kill the DevOps Star?

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With the relentless pace of innovation using Lean software development, we’ve seen an explosion in the use of serverless technologies with a mantra of “NoOps.” Developers have plenty of choices for their serverless solutions today: AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, Microsoft Azure Functions and Cloudflare Workers. For those concerned with vendor-lock, Serverless Framework may be a good choice. The Maturation of Serverless. Honing DevOps for Serverless.

Is Kubernetes Serverless?

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The term “serverless” — the ability to run code without having to choose what to run it on — shares that same overall goal, which is to eliminate the need for a developer of an application to manage infrastructure, and have that taken care of by another service or component. You could derive from this that Kubernetes is serverless, but that’s not quite right. The next step for Kubernetes is , however, serverless, and here, we’ll talk about why.

Serverless and Demand Spikes

The New Stack

He is enthusiastic about serverless, observability and chaos engineering. This article explores serverless technology as a potential solution for a flexible and scalable infrastructure, that can be effectively managed remotely via a lean and nimble engineering group.

Serverless on Public Cloud: The Ultimate Showdown

The New Stack

He is enthusiastic about serverless, observability and chaos engineering. With so many serverless offerings available, making the right choice can be problematic. There are three major serverless players we’ll be discussing. Cloud Services Serverless Contributed Sponsored

The Future of Data in Serverless Will Be API-Driven

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In the serverless paradigm, the idea is to abstract away the backend so that developers don’t need to deal with it. But up till now, database systems haven’t typically been a part of the serverless playbook. The New Stack Analysts · The Future of Data in Serverless Will Be API-Driven.

Cloudstate Is Lightbend’s Attempt to Define Serverless 2.0

The New Stack

Serverless has its limits; and chief among them is management of state. AWS Lambda is the dominant serverless platform currently and its functions are, by decree , stateless — meaning there can be no record of previous interactions in a Lambda function. Richard MacManus.

ASF Moves OpenWhisk Serverless Computing Forward

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced today that the OpenWhisk serverless computing framework has now become a high-level open source project. Matt Rutkowski, CTO for serverless technologies and advocacy for IBM, said with this announcement, organizations looking to implement an open source serverless computing framework on-premises or in a public cloud now can have confidence […].

Stackery Serverless Platform Adds JAMstack Support

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Serverless development platform provider Stackery has introduced support for the JAMstack web development pattern, which relies primarily on JavaScript, APIs, and Markdown (JAM) to deliver scalable web content at a greater speed via content delivery networks (CDNs).

Serverless Needs More Observability Tools

The New Stack

Developers of serverless applications have not changed a lot since we published the “ Guide to Serverless Technologies ” in 2018, which had surveyed over 300 users of serverless architecture. Back then, 78% of primarily planned to use serverless architecture for new instead of existing workloads. Debugging and monitoring continue to be the top serverless pain points. The post Serverless Needs More Observability Tools appeared first on The New Stack.

Build a Serverless API with AWS Gateway and Lambda

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Serverless is one approach gaining popularity, because of its cost-efficiency, scalability and relative simplicity. Thundra is an Application Observability and Security Platform for serverless, container, and VM workloads. Understanding Serverless API Concepts.

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How Monitors Performance in Serverless

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Serverless technology is increasingly being adopted by organizations. According to The New Stack’s analysis of a community survey on GitHub, 75% of users plan to build a greenfield serverless application over the next year. In one word, our tech stack is serverless.

Stackery Smooths AWS Serverless Integration for DevOps

Stackery today announced a plug-in capability that will allow developers to build and debug code destined to run on the Lambda serverless computing service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) from within an integrated development environment (IDE) running on a local machine. The post Stackery Smooths AWS Serverless Integration for DevOps appeared first on Blogs DevOps in the Cloud AWS Lambda code developers devops serverless serverless computing Stackery

A serverless glossary


With Serverless, it’s not the technology that’s hard, it’s understanding the language of a new culture and operational model. Serverless architecture has coined some new terms and, more confusingly, re-used a few older terms with new meanings. As serverless has grown in depth, it’s become apparent that this local emulation is no longer possible. This reveals a serious problem for serverless development: it takes time to deploy code to the cloud. Serverless.

The Rise of Full Stack Serverless at Amazon Web Services

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This week I talk with Nader Dabit , senior developer advocate at Amazon Web Services (AWS), about the state of serverless technology. Dabit also has a new book out, published by O’Reilly Media, entitled “ Full Stack Serverless.” Which is where serverless comes into play.

How Serverless Is Impacting the IT Landscape

The post How Serverless Is Impacting the IT Landscape appeared first on Blogs DevOps in the Cloud DevOps Practice DevOps Toolbox Enterprise DevOps AWS Lambda data centers Furnace Ignite Microsoft Azure serverless computing serverless platformAlthough most users will never realize it, with every digital data entry and exchange servers are consuming substantial quantities of energy to file, store and sustain that data’s availability.

Lightbend’s Cloudstate Builds on Akka to Offer Stateful Serverless

The New Stack

Serverless computing is getting a hand from an unlikely source: The Java community. In many ways, serverless has grown beyond its initial use case of running small batch jobs. The New Stack: Context · Episode 136: Lightbend’s Cloudstate Builds on Akka to Offer Stateful Serverless.

Building Serverless Applications with AWS Amplify

The New Stack

He mainly works on serverless architectures, distributed systems and monitoring tools. Before serverless, there were servers to manage. When people hear of serverless for the first time, they think of a magical vacuum where there are no servers. Bootstrap Serverless Application.

Why Serverless GraphQL Is Better with AWS AppSync

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In the later posts, I talked about serverless GraphQL with AWS lambda functions via AWS AppSync and the need for monitoring your serverless GraphQL applications. AWS describes AWS AppSync as a “serverless back-end for mobile, web, and enterprise applications.”

Creating a Serverless Environment for Testing Your Apache Kafka Applications


Application CLI Connector Datagen Kafka Cluster Serverless Testing Confluent CloudIf you are taking your first steps with Apache Kafka®, looking at a test environment for your client application, or building a Kafka demo, there are two “easy button” paths […].

Serverless is more than AWS Lambda


Too often serverless is equated with just AWS Lambda. Yes, it’s true: Amazon Web Services (AWS) helped to pioneer what is commonly referred to as serverless today with AWS Lambda, which was first announced back in 2015. But in 2020, it’s important for enterprises to understand that the serverless landscape is much bigger with more opportunities. Serverless is sometimes (narrowly) defined as just being about functions-as-a-service, but that’s a very limited viewpoint.

How Thundra Tackles Serverless Limitations and Platform Power

The New Stack

What Kubernetes is to containers, AWS Lambda is to serverless. In other words, Lambda is the dominant platform of serverless. Serverless is a set of tools that abstracts away the backend for developers, allowing them to focus on frontend code only. Serverless Limitations.

How Serverless Accelerates DevSecOps

The New Stack

As CEO of serverless delivery and automation company Stackery, he now focuses on making the lives of software teams productive and impactful with serverless so that businesses deliver and modernize cloud native applications quickly, safely, and at scale. Serverless drives agility and speed, but that’s not all that a well-architected serverless approach enables. Serverless is a catalyst for improving security too. DevOps Security Serverless Contributed