Serverless Computing | Jan Zavrel | Skillshare

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    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lesson01

    • 3. Lesson02

    • 4. Lesson03

    • 5. Lesson04

    • 6. Lesson05

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About This Class

Hello and welcome to this class where I will teach you about Serverless Computing.

We will cover the basics of serverless computing as a method of providing backend services.

We will take a look at why using serverless computing might be the best solution in specific situations.

We will also compare Serverless Computing with Containers.

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Jan Zavrel

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1. Introduction: hello and welcome to this class were I will teach you about server less computing. We will cover the basics off. Several is computing as a method of providing back and services. We will take a look at why using service computing might be the best solution in specific situations, and we will also compare serverless computing with containers in row in disguise and learn about the latest addition to the development off virtualized services. 2. Lesson01: Lesson one. What is serverless computing in the old days off the Internet? If you wanted to build a VAB application, you had to own a physical server to run a Web server software. This approach was usually pretty intense regarding the cost and maintenance. With car computing, you could rent remote servers, but you would still pay for the fixed number off the servers and their computing potential where you would actually use them or not. This meant that much of the server space and power usually went to waste. Carper riders quickly realized this problem and came with an order scaling business model, where you pay only for what you actually use. But even with this approach, there was still some potential for unwanted spike in activity. Service computing is a method of providing back and services on an as used basis. This means that the provider of service service allows customers to write and deeply code without a need of managing the infrastructure. Customers are paying for the service based on what they really use and don't have to pay for a fixed amount of bandwidth or computing power in advance. Even though we call the service service computing there asked those servers in the background. But this is not something the customer should ever worry about. As you can see on the image, Severus Computing allows you as a developer to pay for beckon services on a flexible basis , usually known as pay as you go as you move along the horizontal axis, the scale of infrastructure increases and cost increases as well. The traditional approach. You have a big upfront cost by buying physical hardware and install everything before you can even run your application. The blue triangles show how much you can save by Sarah's computing. As you can see, the more infrastructure you need, the more you save with this modern and flexible approach. Okay, I hope you're more interested in Sarah's computing now. Make sure towards the next lesson where I will explain in more details the difference between front end and back and services 3. Lesson02: listen to front end versus beckoned. Most, if not all bad applications are usually divided regarding the technology into two separate parts. The front end and the back it. The front end is simply with user of your application sees on his screen and can interact with typically some form with buttons or list off items. Every service you can think off has this front and part, even Facebook, Google or instagram the back and is behind the scene. User doesn't know about it and doesn't have to or even shouldn't. The beckoned part includes the server for running the application, the storage for images and videos, and a database for storing other stuff like messages and posts. Basically, the beckoned is where the application logic is stored. Let's say you have a website. It sells concert tickets. First, your customers sends a request to display the front end off your website in his browser. Next. By filling the form and hitting the submit button, the fibrosis sends the data from that form to the beck and server and a service sense bag. An appropriate response, like a list of available dates and seats. The customer will see that the front end of the website changes and shows new information. He picks the date and seat and confirmed this purchase beckoned will process the payment and send the confirmation info all right. In the next lesson, we will take a look at some advantages of Serra's computing over other solutions. 4. Lesson03: Lesson three advantages off Serra's computing. Sarah's computing offers many advantages over traditional cloud based or server based infrastructure. It offers better scalability. It's more flexible, and it reduces overall cost. The main advantages of service computing are these lower costs. Serious computing is very cost effective because you don't have to pay for unused space or idle CPU time. Simplified scalability developers don't have to worry about scaling of their coat. Wenders handle all the scaling on demand. Simplified back and coat Developers can create simple functions that perform a single purpose independently. Quicker turnaround without complicated deployment to roll out new features or fixes, applications can be improved quickly on a piecemeal basis. No server management sever. Some managed by the service provider, which frees up developers to create an improved A replications instead of focusing on DEV ops decreased laden See. Since the application is not hosted on an origin server, the court can be run from anywhere, ideally on servers that are close to the client. It would almost look like a magic bullet for Web development. But Serra's computing has AIDS disadvantages, and it's only fair to point them out as well. So he are some of them more challenging testing and debugging is difficult to replicate a Severus environment to see how code perform ones deployed so developers can't easily look into back and processes security concerns. If your application handles personal or sensitive data, it might not be a good idea to have it running by the provider who controls the entire beckoned, long running processes. Service architecture is not an idea approach when your applications need to run continously , since you pay for the amount of time the code is running. Performance penalty Since Sara's coat need to boot up the startup, time may degrade the performance of the service. But good providers use Chrome V eight engine, which can start up and run the code in less than five milliseconds. Vendor lock in Once provider runs all back and services. It increases the reliance on debt provider and make it difficult to switch providers if necessary. Okay, now that you know about advantages and disadvantages off service computing, it's time to take a look at the differences between Sarah Ellis approach and containers 5. Lesson04: listen for several S versus containers. Let's start with the fact that both service computing and containers enable developers to build applications with less overhead and more flexibility than traditional of physical servers or virtual machines. Which approach is better? This depends strongly on the style of architecture and the needs of particular application . With that, said server, Zipes are generally more scalable and more cost effective. A container puts to get both the application and all the parts the application needs to run , including specific libraries, settings and dependencies. It's like a self contained box. A containerized application always run the same way. Regard was the hosting platform, which means that it can be easily moved around and deployed wherever needed. It really resembles a physical shipping container. It's standard size, which could be shipped anywhere by ships, trucks and trains. And it doesn't really matter what's inside. Containers allow you to partition the server into separate environments. While each environment runs only one application and doesn't interact with any other section off the server, each container shares the kernel of the operating system, but it runs as if it were the only system on the server. I like where to machines. Containers don't imitate the complete computer. That's why they use last processing power than virtual machines. One of the biggest differences is the time of deployment, while Physical Service Depot, usually in months when everything is purchased, delivered, con, figured, installed and tested, virtual machines, depot in minutes, containers in seconds and serverless computing in milliseconds. That's a huge difference, which means that Cirrus ABS can be Leif as soon as the code is uploaded. All right, now that you know the difference between Cirrus Computing and containers, it's time to take a look at Sarah Chalice script. 6. Lesson05: Lesson five. Sarah's Job script, Sarah's JavaScript is a code written in JavaScript Language, which comprises all parts of the application, is run on Lee per request and is not hosted on proprietary service. Sarah's JavaScript enables developers to build high performance and low laden see ABS that run in the network and that avoid many issues like cold starts. Sarah's JavaScript is a whole state in an etch network, which stores content to respond. Toe. Http requests developers ride and deeply functions that process. Http requests before they travel to the origin server, Syria's JavaScript uses the so called service workers. These are script that browse it, downloads and runs in order to create customized user experience. Service workers make features like push notifications, background sinking and some offline functionality of the browser. Like Google dogs, Siri's workers can also respond to http requests without contacting the Web server, or they can modify http requests and responses. Okay, so I hope you enjoy this class and learn something useful