CSS-Tricks Presents
The Power of Serverless
for Front-End Developers


The Cloud Providers

The services that have the actual infrastructure that all this Serverless stuff is built upon.

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Lambda (Cloud Functions), S3 (File Storage), Amplify Console (Hosting with CI/CD and HTTPS), AppSync (Realtime GraphQL), and Cognito (Auth) are probably the most relevant things to front-end developers.

There are frameworks that help you deploy to Lambda, like Amplify, Claudia, Functional Fleet, Serverless, and Architect.

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Cloudflare provides a serverless execution environment that allows you to create entirely new applications or augment existing ones without configuring or maintaining infrastructure. Workers runs on Cloudflare's global network of data centers in over 200 cities, allowing you to run code within milliseconds of your users worldwide.

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Logo for Google Cloud Platform

Google has physical infrastructure in data centers around the globe and a long list of services you can build with.

Google also has Firebase with its own whole collection of products for building serverlessly.

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Logo for Microsoft Azure

A major infrastructure provider with solutions for about just everything, and generally considered the least expensive. For working with cloud functions, there is an online editor, but it also allows GitHub sync and integrates directly with VS Code. Data storage is through Cosmos DB.

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