What do I install it on?
Seduced by serverless functions? Lured by Amazon's Lambda? If so, why not build a serverless framework at home? Project riff, an open source serverless platform from EMC/VMware spinoff Pivotal Software, aims to let you do just that. First unveiled at SpringOne Platform in December, riff is still an early project. It emerged …
The original IronFunctions team forked it and has continued to evolve it as "Fn", which was announced at JavaOne in 2017. Check out Chad Arimura's (former Iron.io CEO) article "8 Reasons why we built the Fn Project" https://medium.com/fnproject/8-reasons-why-we-built-the-fn-project-bcfe45c5ae63
serverless is not a thing... unless we are running code in the ether now... serverless means outside of the virtualised cloud environment.... so we're talking about hypervisor run code now? could be wrong on the definition but save the concept of "serverless" code for the religious types, this is an IT publication, the code must run SOMEWHERE for fuck's sake!
Let's see, a request comes in from the network, and you spin up a process to handle it, do its thing and then die. You hope the process is lightweight enough to not consume your CPU with context switches.
Smells awfully like CGI invoking Perl circa 1995 :)
What next, mod_docker?
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