Just a quick note to let folks know that I'll be doing another online presentation next month (and in November as well) covering how to get into serverless using Webtask. While Webtask is used for the platform, it's more meant to be a general introduction to serverless and I think you'll be able to take what you learn here and apply it to other platforms as well.
The next course will be October 8 at 11AM CST. You can find details here: Learn Serverless Application Development with Webtask
There will be a second one held on November 13th as well. Here is the outline, but note that it may change as I develop the course.
OUTLINE Segment 1: Wrapping Your Head Around Serverless (30 minutes) Defining Serverless What it is What it isn’t Where it makes sense Where it *doesn’t* make sense Options (IBM Cloud Functions, Google Cloud Functions, AF, Lambda, Webtask) Segment 2: Using Webtask (30 minutes) Signing up Online editor, CLI Basic function form Context form HTTP control Exercise 1 – Pig Latin app Break – 10 minutes Segment 3: Deeper into Webtask (Context) (30 mins) Context object Query param Body param Headers Secrets Meta Exercise 1 – Pig Latin (HTTP Post version) Segment 4: Storage (30 mins) The storage object (when it makes sense and when it doesn’t) The API Visual editor Exercise 1 – Score reporter (records score, total, average) Break – 10 minutes Segment 5: NPM Modules (20 mins) How to add (CLI or visual editor) Using request/request-promise Exercise 1 – Building an API wrapper Segment 6: Middleware (30 mins) What it is and why you would use it An example for security Describing compilers and showing an example Exercise – Add security to API wrapper Break – 10 mins Segment 7: Couldn’t think of a title (30 mins) Testing locally (tip on skipping the func and using Node as a script) Debugging locally Logging (visual editor) Resources (learning more about webtask, serverless in general) Final Q/A