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Why serverless? Meet AWS Lambda
Javaworld, July 5th 2017
July 12, 2017,
Volume 233, Issue 2

"A first-hand, step-by-step look at the ease and simplicity of Amazon's 'function as a service' platform...

Why would a developer use AWS Lambda? In a word, simplicity. AWS Lambda - and other event-driven, 'function-as-a-service' platforms such as Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM OpenWhisk - simplify development by abstracting away everything in the stack below the code. Developers write functions that respond to certain events (a form submission, a webhook, a row added to a database, etc.), upload their code, and pay only when that code executes..."

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