At InRhythm we’re focused on growth—for our consultants, our clients, and anyone else looking to learn. This is the first installment of a bi-weekly newsletter that will showcase the cutting-edge technologies and techniques our people are working with. Each issue will include articles written by InRhythm engineers and curated links to articles and other resources you can use to learn and grow.
This week’s theme is “serverless” technologies. It’s been a hot topic for a number of reasons—serverless tech brings new possibilities for logistical freedom and flexibility, and continued growth in the industry is a sign that it’s well on its way to becoming a ubiquitous tool for infrastructure and development. Our own Christian De Armond introduces the exciting “Zeit Now” product, and I’ll be taking you on a quick tour of how to use the Claudia.js library to power Lambda functions on AWS. I hope you like it; I’m looking forward to hearing from those interested in contributing!
Web Practice Lead, InRhythm
Global Serverless Deployments in Zeit Now InRhythm.com
“Christian De Armond offers a quick, easy to follow test case on Zeit Now’s straightforward, incredibly simple functionality allows for testing and sharability that can save you from wasting days on frustrating deployment issues.”
The Lamb(da) Lies Down on Broadway InRhythm.com
“To alleviate the hassle of writing tricky boilerplate code to connect with AWS Lambda, the NodeJS community has delivered several excellent “serverless toolkits” as npm packages. We’ll be using one—claudia.js—to demonstrate the ease of serverless deployment.”
Serverless Docker Beta Zeit
“The Now cloud platform now offers Serverless Docker Deployments. Learn more about implementing with Node.js, Serverless Go + Websockets, Serverless Rust, and Automatic Horizontal Scalability with easy to follow examples.”
Time Slice and Suspense API – What’s Coming in React 17? Pusher
“React 17 brings two new APIs—”Time Slice” and “Suspense”—aimed at addressing concerns over how network speed affects the loading state of an application and state is managed on low-end devices. Time slicing can handle CPU scheduling tasks under the hood without any considerations. Suspense solves all async race conditions in one stroke. Both offer improvements that make life easier for React developers.”
Serverless Architectures Martin Fowler
“As a hot topic that the “Big Three” cloud vendors continue to invest in, it’s worth learning (or brushing up on) the basics of Serverless Computing. Read about examples and explanations of BaaS “Backend as a Service” and FaaS “Functions as a Service” architectures.”
GraphQL Server Tutorial with Apollo Server and Express Robin Wieruch
“Learn how to create a GraphQL server with Apollo server and Express through comprehensive instruction and lots of visual aids. This tutorial covers many intricate possibilities of utilizing a GraphQL server, from token-based authentication to pagination to validation and errors with Apollo.”
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