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February 2018, Vol. 7, No. 1

Why deploying APIs on serverless frameworks spurs innovation

Like Cinderella's slipper, serverless computing doesn't fit every foot in software development, but -- for the right application -- it offers royal opportunity. Serverless computing provides a code and API deployment option for companies trying to reach more customers, grow their businesses and serve people in new and innovative ways -- without having to scale IT overhead. Serverless provides a deployment platform that, according to Gartner analyst Martin Reynolds, is "absolutely bulletproof" and guaranteed to deliver reliable, consistent results without losing information. For software pro Chris Moyer, building and deploying APIs on a serverless framework has been a good step. Doing so makes the API lightweight on the client side, scalable on the cloud, easier to secure and less expensive. In his role as CTO of marijuana-license tracking and research firm Cannabiz Media, Moyer chose to deploy a serverless API that has to respond to requests quickly. That approach makes sense because the API doesn't need a cloud instance's ...

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