Azure Functions Custom Handlers

Baller addition (in preview) to Azure Functions: Azure Functions offers first-class support for a limited number of languages. Now in preview, register custom handlers by providing a lightweight HTTP server in any desired language. Use this new capability to extend the language support for your applications, enabling the use of languages or language versions not […]

Going Serverless with Google Cloud Run

Recently I was invited as a speaker to Full Stack Ghent and PHP-WVL. At both events I brought a new talk called “Going Serverless with Google Cloud Run”. Cloud Run is a fully managed compute platform by Google that automatically scales stateless containers. By abstracting away all infrastructure management, us developers can focus on what […]

Netlify Forms – Manage forms and submissions without any server-side code

Wow, this is an awesome addition to Netlify: On Netlify, any HTML form can instantly accept submissions—no backend code or infrastructure required. As soon as your form is deployed, you start seeing submissions appear in your Netlify dashboard. Just add the netlify attribute to any form and everything gets wired up automatically. Netlify will automatically […]

Simplify continuous deployment with Project Nebula

Interesting new product (Beta) from the Puppet folks: Project Nebula automates continuous deployment of applications to multiple cloud-native targets. Our objective is to dramatically simplify continuous deployment of cloud native applications and infrastructure by composing the tools and workflows your developers already use into simple, repeatable deployment workflows. Project Nebula →Simplify continuous deployment with Project […]

google/cloud-functions-framework – Google Cloud Functions Framework for PHP

google/cloud-functions-framework is an open source FaaS (Function as a Service) Framework for writing portable PHP functions. An example function looks like this: <?php use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request; function helloHttp(Request $request) { return "Hello World from PHP HTTP function!" . PHP_EOL; } One can invoke it locally by executing the included router as follows: export FUNCTION_TARGET=helloHttp export FUNCTION_SIGNATURE_TYPE=http […]

Bref – Serverless PHP Functions on AWS

Bref comes as a Composer package and helps you deploy PHP applications to AWS and run them on AWS Lambda. Bref uses the Serverless framework to configure and deploy serverless applications. Being the most popular tool, Serverless comes with a huge community, a lot of examples online and a simple configuration format. After installing an […]

A Netlify Serverless Function in one Tweet

Your first serverless function in one tweet: 1. Save this as `functions/my-first-function.js`: exports.handler = async () => ({ statusCode: 200, body: 'boop',}); 2. Deploy to Netlify3. Call it at <your site>/.netlify/functions/my-first-functionhttps://t.co/cRgT9Yxbmy — Netlify (@Netlify) December 20, 2019 This is cgi-bin all over again, right?

SymfonyCloud – Serverless Deployment Platform for Symfony

Reduce hosting costs. Stop wasting time and energy finding, building and maintaining your own stack. We cover it all, from PHP to database, search, security and performance. Enable any service by adding a few lines in a configuration file. SymfonyCloud supports all PHP versions. Each service is deployed in its own custom, lightweight container for […]

Laravel Vapor – Serverless Deployment Platform for Laravel

If you’re building Laravel-based app and don’t want to burdened with the infrastructure side of things, check out Laravel Vapor which was announced last summer. Laravel Vapor is a serverless deployment platform for Laravel, powered by AWS. Launch your Laravel infrastructure on Vapor and fall in love with the scalable simplicity of serverless. Next to […]

Using AWS’ “Server­less Image Han­dler” to roll your own Image Transform Service

Ama­zon AWS has offered a Server­less Image Han­dler for a while that allows you to spin up an AWS Lamb­da func­tion to cre­ate your own pri­vate lit­tle image trans­form ser­vice that is inex­pen­sive, fast, and is front­ed by the Cloud­Front con­tent deliv­ery net­work (CDN). Whenever an image is uploaded to the bucket, a Lambda function […]