Serverless is by all means one of the fastest growing trends amongst developers and with good reason. It solves a lot of problems that traditional servers face, problems like the scalability or the ever-growing problem of high hosting bills.
The technology is new in the sense that it’s only now available to the masses at a decent cost, but cloud computing like function as a service and backend as a service providers have been around for years, passing the test of time as a viable option for small developers to large-scale enterprise solutions.
While there a lot of benefits to switching to serverless technology I think that the biggest one might be the fact that your developers won’t have to keep thinking about the infrastructure, server configuration, security concerns, updates, etc. Not worrying about what happens under the hood lets him concentrate on the business logic. A recent study pointed out that by going serverless you save an average of 4 developer work days per month.
They say pictures are worth 1000 words. Well, here’s a little snapshot of what serverless is all about. And remember kids, sharing is caring.
Ok, I’ll bite! Where do I start?
I’m glad you asked. There’s a ton of information on the interwebs about the wonders that is serverless so much information that it might seem hard to know where to start. Well, that’s what this article is all about. I’ll make a list of the most important information on serverless and the best tutorials updated regularly.
1. Getting started with Serverless
Below you’ll find a list of tutorials meant for the newcomers. The ones looking to take their first journey into serverless and need a place to start.
A crash rouse on serverless with NodeJS - perhaps one of the easiest tutorials to follow if you are a total newbie.
Serverless monitoring — the good, the bad and the ugly - Keeping track of errors and easy debug is vital for serverless. Learn how to monitor your serverless app properly!
Migrating your Node.js REST API to Serverless - Building a Serverless REST API with Node.js and MongoDB
How to create a REST API in Java using DynamoDB and Serverless - Build a products-api serverless service that will implement a REST API for products
Running a scalable & reliable GraphQL endpoint with Serverless - Learn how to streamline your existing workflow and handle complexity like a champ
Serverless Framework example for Golang and Lambda - Start using Go with the Serverless Framework RIGHT NOW and deploy Lambdas to your heart’s content
How to build a static Serverless site with Netlify - A simple tutorial on how to build and launch a netlify site on a serverless platform
2. Serverless Privacy and Security
Security and privacy has always been a concern to site owners, regardless of the technology behind the website. Here’s a list of the best tutorials and articles on this very subject.
3. Advanced serverless tutorials
Once you get familiarised with serverless you’ll find yourself wanting more. Below you’ll find a list of articles that should quench your thirst for serverless knowledge. You’ll find that not every article in here will solve a difficult problem but I still added them to this list because they are comprehensive.
4. Serverless tools
Serverless monitoring — the good, the bad and the ugly - Monitoring tools for Serverless
How to Test Serverless Applications - Serverless applications are quickly gaining in complexity—testing is key
5. Noteworthy code repositories for serverless
Serverless Examples - A collection of boilerplates and examples of serverless architectures built with the Serverless Framework and AWS Lambda
AWS Serverless CRUD - An example implementation of a mobile backend for a movies database using AWS Lambda, API Gateway and DynamoDb
Cordova Serverless example - This is the backend AWS lambdas to handle the front end cordova-angular-example
I pledge to keep this list updated as much as I can but I welcome anyone wanting to lend a helping hand by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org