Category: serverless

Versioning Interview

Adam Roberts (who you might recognize from our interview with him), interviewed me for the Versioning newsletter. I’m publishing my answers here for y’alls perusal as well! Which dev/tech idea or trend excites you the most at the moment, and why? I love that new JavaScript has arrived. I don’t know if &...

Forms, Auth and Serverless Functions on Gatsby and Netlify

Abstracting infrastructure is in our DNA. Roads, schools, water supply networks—you get the idea. Web development is no exception: serverless architectures are a beautiful expression of that phenomenon. Static sites, in particular, are turning into dynamic, rich experiences. Handling static forms, authentication,...

Build Nodejs APIs Using Serverless

Simona Cotin did a great talk at Microsoft Build about Serverless technologies, called “Build Node APIs Using Serverless.” In this talk, she addresses pretty much every major gotcha that you might run into while creating Serverless infrastructure for JavaScript applications. Some of the topics included, but...

Displaying the Weather With Serverless and Colors

I like to jog. Sometimes it’s cold out. Sometimes it’s cold out, but it looks like it isn’t. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping. Then you step outside in shorts and a t-shirt and realize you have roughly 2 minutes before exposure sets in. I decided to solve this first world problem using a lightbulb to di...

Exploring Data with Serverless and Vue: Automatically Update GitHub Files With Serverless Functions

I work on a large team with amazing people like Simona Cotin, John Papa, Jessie Frazelle, Burke Holland, and Paige Bailey. We all speak a lot, as it’s part of a developer advocate’s job, and we’re also frequently asked where we’ll be speaking. For the most part, we each manage our own sites wher...

“Severless”

Every time I use the word “serverless”, which is somewhat regularly lately, as we’ve had a few articles using the term lately and use the concept at CodePen for a variety of things, I get some version of: CMON BRAH YOU’RE STILL USING “SERVERS”. And they aren’t wrong. Yes, when...

Build a Custom Serverless CMS: Part 2

In our previous proof-of-concept demo, we built a bare bones admin for generating a web page with the ability to edit some text on the page and set the site title and description. For this next demo, we build on our example and add rich text editing and image upload capabilities. Article Series: Build a Custom CMS f...

Build a Custom CMS for a Serverless Static Site Generator

Static Site Website Generators have been getting increasingly popular within the last 2 years. Much has been written (like this and this) and there have been many great open source projects and even funded companies launched to help you get up and running. What if I told you that you could build a Static Site Generator...

Create Serverless Microservices with Node.js and AWS Lambda

If you’ve ever wanted to write a web app or API without messing around with the server, Amazon’s Lambda might be what you’re looking for. AWS is a collection of developer tools that Amazon develops and publicly offers. In this article we will get up and running with Lambda, a new tool in the Amazon W...