Deploying Serverless Framework Applications with Altostra

Many of the dev teams we work with have an arsenal of existing projects built with the Serverless Framework. These projects are large and complex, so the developers prefer to use them as-is and migrate them later on.

Here at Altostra, our goal is to help developers and to make their work easier. So, we are happy to announce that Altostra now supports importing and deploying Serverless Framework projects!

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Import your Serverless Framework projects into Altostra directly from you Git hosting service:

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Deploying Serverless Framework Applications with Altostra

Deploying Serverless Framework Applications with Altostra

Many of the dev teams we work with have an arsenal of existing projects built with the Serverless Framework. These projects are large and complex, so the developers prefer to use them as-is and migrate them later on.

Here at Altostra, our goal is to help developers and to make their work easier. So, we are happy to announce that Altostra now supports importing and deploying Serverless Framework projects!

Welcome home

Import your Serverless Framework projects into Altostra directly from you Git hosting service:

#serverless #infrastructure #deployment #cloud #serverless-framework

Ashish parmar

Ashish parmar

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Serverless Applications - Pros and Cons to Help Businesses Decide - Prismetric

In the past few years, especially after Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced its Lambda platform, serverless architecture became the business realm’s buzzword. The increasing popularity of serverless applications saw market leaders like Netflix, Airbnb, Nike, etc., adopting the serverless architecture to handle their backend functions better. Moreover, serverless architecture’s market size is expected to reach a whopping $9.17 billion by the year 2023.

Global_Serverless_Architecture_Market_2019-2023

Why use serverless computing?
As a business it is best to approach a professional mobile app development company to build apps that are deployed on various servers; nevertheless, businesses should understand that the benefits of the serverless applications lie in the possibility it promises ideal business implementations and not in the hype created by cloud vendors. With the serverless architecture, the developers can easily code arbitrary codes on-demand without worrying about the underlying hardware.

But as is the case with all game-changing trends, many businesses opt for serverless applications just for the sake of being up-to-date with their peers without thinking about the actual need of their business.

The serverless applications work well with stateless use cases, the cases which execute cleanly and give the next operation in a sequence. On the other hand, the serverless architecture is not fit for predictable applications where there is a lot of reading and writing in the backend system.

Another benefit of working with the serverless software architecture is that the third-party service provider will charge based on the total number of requests. As the number of requests increases, the charge is bound to increase, but then it will cost significantly less than a dedicated IT infrastructure.

Defining serverless software architecture
In serverless software architecture, the application logic is implemented in an environment where operating systems, servers, or virtual machines are not visible. Although where the application logic is executed is running on any operating system which uses physical servers. But the difference here is that managing the infrastructure is the soul of the service provider and the mobile app developer focuses only on writing the codes.

There are two different approaches when it comes to serverless applications. They are

Backend as a service (BaaS)
Function as a service (FaaS)

  1. Backend as a service (BaaS)
    The basic required functionality of the growing number of third party services is to provide server-side logic and maintain their internal state. This requirement has led to applications that do not have server-side logic or any application-specific logic. Thus they depend on third-party services for everything.

Moreover, other examples of third-party services are Autho, AWS Cognito (authentication as a service), Amazon Kinesis, Keen IO (analytics as a service), and many more.

  1. Function as a Service (FaaS)
    FaaS is the modern alternative to traditional architecture when the application still requires server-side logic. With Function as a Service, the developer can focus on implementing stateless functions triggered by events and can communicate efficiently with the external world.

FaaS serverless architecture is majorly used with microservices architecture as it renders everything to the organization. AWS Lambda, Google Cloud functions, etc., are some of the examples of FaaS implementation.

Pros of Serverless applications
There are specific ways in which serverless applications can redefine the way business is done in the modern age and has some distinct advantages over the traditional could platforms. Here are a few –

🔹 Highly Scalable
The flexible nature of the serverless architecture makes it ideal for scaling the applications. The serverless application’s benefit is that it allows the vendor to run each of the functions in separate containers, allowing optimizing them automatically and effectively. Moreover, unlike in the traditional cloud, one doesn’t need to purchase a certain number of resources in serverless applications and can be as flexible as possible.

🔹 Cost-Effective
As the organizations don’t need to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on hardware, they don’t need to pay anything to the engineers to maintain the hardware. The serverless application’s pricing model is execution based as the organization is charged according to the executions they have made.

The company that uses the serverless applications is allotted a specific amount of time, and the pricing of the execution depends on the memory required. Different types of costs like presence detection, access authorization, image processing, etc., associated with a physical or virtual server is completely eliminated with the serverless applications.

🔹 Focuses on user experience
As the companies don’t always think about maintaining the servers, it allows them to focus on more productive things like developing and improving customer service features. A recent survey says that about 56% of the users are either using or planning to use the serverless applications in the coming six months.

Moreover, as the companies would save money with serverless apps as they don’t have to maintain any hardware system, it can be then utilized to enhance the level of customer service and features of the apps.

🔹 Ease of migration
It is easy to get started with serverless applications by porting individual features and operate them as on-demand events. For example, in a CMS, a video plugin requires transcoding video for different formats and bitrates. If the organization wished to do this with a WordPress server, it might not be a good fit as it would require resources dedicated to serving pages rather than encoding the video.

Moreover, the benefits of serverless applications can be used optimally to handle metadata encoding and creation. Similarly, serverless apps can be used in other plugins that are often prone to critical vulnerabilities.

Cons of serverless applications
Despite having some clear benefits, serverless applications are not specific for every single use case. We have listed the top things that an organization should keep in mind while opting for serverless applications.

🔹 Complete dependence on third-party vendor
In the realm of serverless applications, the third-party vendor is the king, and the organizations have no options but to play according to their rules. For example, if an application is set in Lambda, it is not easy to port it into Azure. The same is the case for coding languages. In present times, only Python developers and Node.js developers have the luxury to choose between existing serverless options.

Therefore, if you are planning to consider serverless applications for your next project, make sure that your vendor has everything needed to complete the project.

🔹 Challenges in debugging with traditional tools
It isn’t easy to perform debugging, especially for large enterprise applications that include various individual functions. Serverless applications use traditional tools and thus provide no option to attach a debugger in the public cloud. The organization can either do the debugging process locally or use logging for the same purpose. In addition to this, the DevOps tools in the serverless application do not support the idea of quickly deploying small bits of codes into running applications.

#serverless-application #serverless #serverless-computing #serverless-architeture #serverless-application-prosand-cons

Top 15 Free JavaScript Frameworks for Web Applications

List of some useful JavaScript Frameworks and libraries for website, web apps, and mobile apps development, that developers should know about to make selection easier.
This article will help you understand the various types of JavaScript Framework available in the market. When it comes to choosing the best platform for you, it’s not only the number of features you need to consider but also its functionality. The ease with which it fits within your project is also an essential factor. The next step is to choose the framework that best fits your company requirements or you can select the best from the list of top web development companies to develop your product based on your requirements.

#javascript frameworks for web applications #web applications development companies #progressive javascript framework #javascript frameworks #javascript #frameworks

Deploying Your First Knative Service with the Serverless Framework

One of the biggest ongoing conversations that I see when talking about modern microservice architectures is people asking “Should I be running that on containers or serverless?”. Well, that’s not entirely true. In fact, it is usually more of a vehemently opinionated response about why I should be using one or the other. My favorite example of this ongoing conversation is probably Trek10’s Serverless vs. Containers Rap Battle:

The somewhat surprising conclusion (considering the format of the discussion) is that both approaches are perfectly suited to different use cases.

How Kubernetes and Serverless Make Each Other Better

We can take this a slight step further and say that both architectural patterns provide us insight on the limitations and potential improvements of the other.

Kubernetes has a reputation for operational complexity that Serverless infrastructure like AWS Lambda aim to eliminate entirely. The broader community around Kubernetes is constantly innovating to create tools like Knative that address these concerns and simplify the experience for developers and operators.

#framework #serverless #deploying

Gordon  Matlala

Gordon Matlala

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Serverless Vuejs Application | Vuejs Development Company

Before the arrival of serverless vuejs application in the development world, there was a trend of using servers to manage all the tasks. Undoubtedly, even today, full-stack application development needs developers with frontend, backend, and operational knowledge. But before digging deeper into the serverless vuejs application world, let’s first understand what serverless exactly mean?

Every person who hears about this term for the first time means it is an application without servers. But, this is far away from reality. It doesn’t mean your application would not have servers, it will contain servers, but you need not worry about the server configurations.

Today, we are going to discuss the serverless vuejs application development with AWS Amplify. We will use the Vue.js with AWS Amplify.

Vuejs Framework

Vuejs is a popular framework from the JavaScript family. It is an open-source MVC(model-view-controller) framework used to develop beautiful UI (user interfaces) and single-page applications. The extraordinary Vuejs features like availability of virtual DOM, data binding, CSS transitions, and animations, HTML based templates, etc.

The popularity of Vuejs development can be judged from the SimilarTech website statistics, in which they illustrated the number of Vuejs websites in different countries. Have a look at it.

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AWS Amplify

AWS Amplify is the contribution of the AWS company. AWS Amplify is a JavaScript library that allows you to develop and deploy serverless vuejs applications in the cloud. The main idea behind developing the AWS Amplify is that the developers can create applications without actually going into the AWS console. The mobile and web developers can create applications using the Amplify Framework (Amplify libraries and Amplify CLI) and integrations AWS cloud services and AWS Amplify Console.

  • Amplify Libraries: it consists of aws-amplify and @aws-amplify/ui-vue.
  • Amplify CLI: Command Line Interface for configuring and integrating the cloud services.
  • UI Components: photo-picker, chatbots, and authenticators.
  • Cloud Services: authentication, storage, notifications, analytics, etc.

#frontend frameworks #framework #js framework #serverless