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Jul 21, 2018 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
As a guy who adores simplicity, I'm a huge fan of @webtaskio! They really simplified the typical #FaaS offering. Here's why 👇 (thread)
You can write your functions right in your browser by just visiting webtask.io/make. It features a simple code editor with exactly what you need. Nothing more, nothing less. You can try it now!
In this remote browser based session, unlike #AWS C9, you don't need to worry about the servers/os/env that is running your under-development functions. There's no terminal. You need to install an npm package? just add it from the UI.
Since you're developing in the cloud, local testing is a non-issue unlike Lambda. If it works in dev, it will DEFINITELY work in prod.
HTTP is built in by default with all the req & res swag! Unlike #Lambda, all functions get a unique invocation url, similar to how foreground #GCF works.
It comes with a built in persistent key/value store!!! 😍 So you don't need to spin up an entire database for saving tiny data.
It also comes in with a built in secret store.
You can also setup scheduled functions!
Your function logs is available right in the same UI. Making the entire experience flawless!
It's very easy to get started with 👉 webtask.io/docs/101
Needless to say, it works best with simple functions 👌. Here's a function created in 7 seconds:

…a14a758e94-0.sandbox.auth0-extend.com/hello

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