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There has been some discussion about the best place to cut someone open to count rings. I have no tangible advice with regards to the correct location.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
"Zak suggests that in 1934 it was not Calment's daughter Yvonne who died of pleurisy, as official records say, but Jeanne Calment herself. Yvonne then took on her mother's identity in order to avoid paying inheritance tax."
The term ‘serverless’ is somewhat misleading, as there are still servers providing these backend services, but all of the server space and infrastructure concerns are handled by the vendor. Serverless means that the developers can do their work without having to worry about servers at all.
... well, if the developers are doing work then surely they are also servers, working for their masters.
but anyway there is such a thing as serverless without servers, pretty much anything designed as a single connection point-to-point is serverless, hell walkie-talkies for instance are serverless.
(just thought of walkies coz today I was "supposed to carry one" around - hah! left the damn thing on the desk and walked away to another floor to do other stuff - crap anyway, couldn't understand a word through the crackle)
It's really very cool technology though...
I've written about it and I'm planning on doing a presentation at my company later this year.
With serverless I can finally host my websites and databases without needing my own physical server or a system admin for that matter.
In that sense the word isn't even completely wrong, as far as I'm concerned there are no servers to worry about.
"as far as I am concerned there are no servers to worry about"
and therein lies the problem. This thread explicitly lays the blame for the misinformation the 'serverless' term conveys at the feet of marketing. That much is a no-brainer. The real problem, as I see it, is the falsehood the quote conveys. There is plenty of reason to be wary of servers, server farms and data centers in general: lack of real data security, ownership and privacy, not to mention lack of inherent scalability. Let's see what happens when IoT blows up internet usage by a factor or 10 to 100 or more. I'm sure hierarchical providers will come up with stop-gap measures, but you can be assured they won't be real serverless solutions.