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  • Google Cloud Supports PHP on Cloud Functions

    Google Cloud recently announced the public preview of PHP on Cloud Functions. The Functions Framework for PHP supports HTTP functions, to respond to HTTP events, and CloudEvent functions to process events sourced from external and internal Google Cloud services like Pub/Sub, Cloud Storage and Firestore.

  • Cloudflare Announces the General Availability of Cloudflare Workers Unbound

    Recently, Cloudflare announced the general availability (GA) of Cloudflare Workers Unbound, a platform for applications like image processing or complex algorithms that need longer execution times.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of March 29th, 2021

    The last week of March was pretty intense in the .NET community, with the release of Project Reunion 0.5, Dapr 1.1, and more. InfoQ examined these and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of March 29th, 2021.

  • Amazon Announces S3 Object Lambda: Run Code Dynamically During Retrieval

    Amazon has recently announced S3 Object Lambda, a new serverless feature to add customized code and process data from S3 before returning it to an application. S3 Object Lambda works with S3 GET requests and uses AWS Lambda functions to modify data as it is being retrieved from the object storage.

  • Dropbox Reveals Atlas - a Managed Service Orchestration Platform

    In a recent blog post, Dropbox revealed Atlas, a platform whose aim is to provide various benefits of a Service Oriented Architecture while minimizing the operational cost of owning a service. Atlas' goal is to support small, self-contained functionality, saving product teams the overhead of managing a full-blown service, including capacity planning, alert setup, etc.

  • Serverless React Applications with AWS Lambda

    Roman Boiko, solutions architect at AWS, recently published three scenarios to deploy a React application in the cloud or at the edge making use of Amazon Web Services. The scenarios use Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and Lambda@Edge for a fully serverless implementation.

  • Google Cloud Supports Ruby on Cloud Functions

    Google Cloud recently announced the public preview of Ruby on Cloud Functions. The open-source Functions Framework for Ruby supports HTTP functions and CloudEvent functions.

  • AWS Step Functions Gains Synchronous Express Workflows

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that AWS Step Functions supports synchronous Express workflows to "easily build web-based applications and orchestrate high-volume, short-duration microservices". Express workflows, a cost-effective, high-performance workflow type with a runtime of up to five minutes, can now be synchronously invoked from Amazon API Gateway or directly via the API.

  • Google Cloud Workflows Now Generally Available

    Google has recently announced that Google Cloud Workflows, the service to orchestrate Google Cloud and HTTP-based API services with serverless workflows, is now generally available. Workflows Connectors are now in public preview.

  • BBC Online Uses Serverless to Scale Extremely Fast

    In a series of blog posts published recently, BBC Online's lead technical architect explains why BBC Online uses serverless and how they optimize for it. According to the author, BBC Online uses AWS Lambda for most of its core implementation due to its ability to scale extremely fast. When a breaking news story erupts, traffic can increase 3x in a single minute and then keep rising after that.

  • Google Updates Its Cloud Run Service Support for WebSockets, HTTP/2, and gRPC Bidirectional Streams

    Cloud Run is a managed compute platform that enables developers to run stateless containers invocable via web requests or Pub/Sub events. It is serverless, meaning all infrastructure management is abstract away, and developers can focus more on building applications.

  • Recap of AWS re:Invent 2020

    This year the annual re:invent conference organized by AWS was virtual, free and three weeks long. During multiple keynotes and sessions, AWS announced new features, improvements and cloud services. Here is a review of the main announcements impacting compute, database, storage, networking, machine learning and development.

  • AWS Introduces Preview of Aurora Serverless v2

    During the first keynote of re:Invent 2020, AWS announced the next version of Amazon Aurora Serverless in preview. The new serverless version for the MySQL 5.7-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora scales in fraction of a second and introduces multi-AZ support, global databases, and read replicas.

  • BBC Online Going Serverless

    In a recent article, the BBC engineering team describes the work done moving BBC Online to the cloud and to a serverless deployment. Half of the BBC’s website is now rendered serverlessly with AWS Lambda.

  • Redwood - Bringing the Ruby on Rails Experience to JavaScript

    Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of GitHub, released RedwoodJS, a new fullstack, edge-ready JavaScript web framework. Redwood is highly opinionated and integrates pre-determined back-end and front-end stacks. Redwood follows convention-over-configuration principles and strives to provide a Ruby on Rails-like developer experience.


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