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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Serverless Web Apps

Outside of micro-services, far away from event triggers and message queues, a growing contingent of web developers are on a mission: to make the web serverless. But I’m a skeptic. I wasn’t even sure what “Serverless” actually means or whether or not any of this is even a good idea. But I also know that once the web adopts something, the rest is history. So I did what developers do when they want answers. I built something.

Join me as we dive into an application that I’ve been building over the past few months to test out this hypothesis: is serverless really a good idea for web applications? Are we moving in the right direction, or just going in circles? These are the hard lessons I learned from the trenches building a Serverless Web Application.

Burke Holland is a front-end developer in Nashville, TN, working on the Azure team at Microsoft. Burke blogs only slightly better than he codes but not as good as he talks about himself in the 3rd person.

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