Serverless Framework v1.0

Build auto-scaling, pay per execution apps on AWS Lambda

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#4 Product of the DayOctober 12, 2016

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Austen CollinsMaker@austencollins · Builds the Serverless Framework
Hi everyone, I’m one of the authors of the Serverless Framework. Over a year ago, we believed AWS Lambda would empower developers seeking to build extremely low-cost and low-maintenance applications. So, we made the Serverless Framework, an application framework that allows you to build EVERYTHING on AWS Lambda. Like, entire web, mobile and IoT applications. The Framework quickly went viral on HackerNews several months ago and helped launch the currently popular “serverless architecture movement”. Today, after several months of testing, we are bringing the Serverless Framework out of beta. We’re excited to share this with you. Huge thanks to our tremendously talented open-source community. Ask us anything! We’re here to help everyone build awesome serverless apps :)
Nick den Engelsman@nickengelsman · Composrapp.com
@austencollins Congratulations on the v1.0 milestone! Cheers to the whole team who made this possible.
Austen CollinsMaker@austencollins · Builds the Serverless Framework
Cheers to you, @nickengelsman and all of your tremendous help :)
Olivier El Mekki@oelmekki · maker
This basically looks to be to microservices what heroku was to monoliths. Good job! There's something I don't immediately get from video/homepage/getting started pages : how people are supposed to run their app locally before they deploy it on serverless, or while iterating on code? Thinking about heroku, the cost come in mind, too. Should we expect a "pay per function call" model be more costly, less costly or about the same than using a server? (I guess it's all about pricing adjustment, so you probably already have that figured out)
Austen CollinsMaker@austencollins · Builds the Serverless Framework
@oelmekki > This basically looks to be to microservices what heroku was to monoliths. Good job! Exactly! The whole thing is powered by AWS Lambda too, so it’s really a 2x gain, since your functions have direct access to the AWS ecosystem of services. The AWS ecosystem is 50% of the value. > Should we expect a "pay per function call" model be more costly, less costly or about the same than using a server? It depends on your traffic patterns. If you have consistently processing massive workloads, Lambda functions can be more expensive than traditional solutions. However, if you have inconsistent workloads, Lambda functions can reduce your costs by up to 99%. Remember, there is no such thing as under-utilization with Lambda, since you never pay for idle. For the most part, our users fall into this category and regularly see huge decreases in cost. Here's an example - After the recent Australian Online Census Survey site crashed, which cost $9m for the gov to build, a couple of students used the Serverless Framework to recreate an exact replica of the site. Then they load tested it against the same amount of traffic the original site received (~10m). It scaled perfectly and the total cost was $200. Also, we regularly hear about people replacing their $30/month Heroku apps with Lambda functions, and bringing the costs down to less than $1.
Mahieddine Cherif@mahieddinech · Software engineer
Good job !
Mohammed Erraysy@merraysy · Frontend Engineer at @RunMyProcess
I'll definitely try this out, thanks guys.
Philipp MünsMaker@pmmuens · JavaScript and Golang
@merraysy Great! Please let us know what you think.
Brandy Morgan@msbrandymorgan · Developer
YES! I am currently using Serverless on a high traffic application, and it is AWESOME. Great work you guys. The setup to development time is quite quick. I plan on using this framework on personal projects as well. Got a few people in my office onboard and excited about this framework. Keep it up and keep writing the docs. Serverless 0.3.0 has great documentation.
Florian MotlikMaker@flomotlik
@msbrandymorgan Thanks for the Shoutout!