Serverless computing is one of those approaches that has taken the world by storm. The idea is to m…
Serverless computing is one of those approaches that has taken the world by storm. The idea is to make computing a flexible resource you consume on-demand. Compared to earlier models, it scales in terms of demand instead of requiring an upfront investment on in server infrastructure.
Harry Chen has developed a solution, Midway, that makes it easier to develop serverless applications using Node.js. In this interview, we'll learn more about the approach and how it's affecting the technology landscape.
Hi, I'm Harry Chen, a Staff Front-end Engineer of Alibaba. I've worked on Node.js technology stack for a long time. During this time, I have provided framework and middleware solutions for Taobao and other Alibaba business units.
I have been responsible for Serverless Arch standardization specification of Alibaba Group and overall Node.js system infrastructure for Taobao. During this time, I've solved various maintenance and stability issues for full-stack development. I am also responsible for Midway on-premise and open-source development.
The work includes the development and maintenance of community open source products, such as Midway, Sandbox, Pandora.js, Injection, and many others.
Midway is a framework that allows applications written in a pure function pattern to be deployed to various cloud platforms without any code modifications. The idea is to avoid lock-in on a single Function as a Service (FaaS) vendor.
Midway Serverless alleviates the pain of migrating traditional deployment pattern applications to elastic serverless platforms. At Alibaba Group, many legacy Node.js applications are still working online and require heavy operational maintenance. All of this can be costly.
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