Community Corner:
What’s the Fuss About Serverless?

By James Titcumb

The new kid on the block is this “serverless” technology. But what’s the fuss about? This new concept seems intriguing if only for the name, and has perhaps even garnered skepticism because of the name. I’m sure you’ve heard the joke “there is no cloud, it’s just someone else’s computer” before, but serverless appears to take this one step further by eliminating the server altogether. Jokes aside, there are, of course, servers somewhere in the stack, but the goal of serverless computing is to take the concern of servers out of the mix when developing applications. This frees developers up to think about the application side of things and worry less about the platform on which the code runs.

This article was originally published in the April 2018 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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