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A curated list of awesome services, solutions and resources for serverless / nobackend applications.

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What is "serverless" computing?

The phrase “serverless” doesn’t mean servers are no longer involved. It simply means that developers no longer have to think "that much" about them. Computing resources get used as services without having to manage around physical capacities or limits. Let's take for example AWS Lambda. "Lambda allows you to NOT think about servers. Which means you no longer have to deal with over/under capacity, deployments, scaling and fault tolerance, OS or language updates, metrics, and logging."

https://www.quora.com/What-is-serverless-computing

All in one solutions

  • Firebase - Realtime database, authentication, hosting. A powerful platform for your mobile or web application.
  • Backendless - Realtime database, authentication, hosting.
  • Stamplay - "IFTTT For Back-End Development".
  • Kinvey - Build your digital business faster with mobile Backend as a Service.
  • Syncano - An all-in-one platform to create realtime apps without a server.
  • Hoodie - Hoodie is a complete backend for your apps: develop your frontend code.
  • Para - Flexible and lightweight backend service for rapid prototyping, based on open source software.
  • Backand - One platform to develop and run multi-cloud Serverless applications.
  • wolkenkit - wolkenkit is a CQRS and event-sourcing framework for JavaScript and Node.js which fits perfectly with domain-driven design (DDD).

Hosting and code execution in the cloud

  • Amazon Lambda - Run code without thinking about servers. Pay for only the compute time you consume.
  • Google Cloud Functions - Lightweight, event-based, asynchronous compute solution that allows you to create small, single-purpose functions that respond to cloud events without the need to manage a server or a runtime environment.
  • Spotinst Functions - Devploy serverless functions with our easy to use framework that launch onto the Spot Market for cheap and convenient use.
  • Azure Functions - Listen and react to events across your stack.
  • Fission - Fast, extensible, open source serverless functions on any Kubernetes cluster
  • IBM Cloud Functions - Distributed compute service to execute application logic in response to events.
  • Kubeless1k 135 - is a Kubernetes-native serverless solution.
  • iron.io - Isolates code and dependencies of individual tasks so they can be processed on demand.
  • weblab.io - Microservices at your fingertips.
  • Peer5 - The serverless CDN. Limitless, affordable video delivery. More traffic means a stronger network.
  • StdLib - Function as a service library and platform.
  • Auth0 Webtasks - Run code with an HTTP call. No provisioning. No deployment.
  • Webscripts - Scripting on the web. (Shutting down December 15, 2017)
  • APItools - Troubleshoot, Modify, Monitor API traffic.
  • Surge - Deploy static sites from the command line.
  • Netlify - Generate & deploy static sites from git repositories.
  • Aerobatic - Deploy static sites from the command line with plugins including password protection, CORS proxy, and more.
  • Effe207 7 - a simple Open Source building block to emulate AWS Lambda.
  • Lever OS942 41 - Serverless + Microservices = ♥
  • Now - realtime node.js deployments
  • Brightwork - Backend in a box for Developers
  • OpenComponents452 82 - Serverless microservices for front-end components
  • Kloudbit - Kloudbit helps developers build robust applications without the hassle of backend coding and server management.
  • Stackery - Stackery enables teams of developers to design, deploy, and monitor their serverless infrastructure on cloud services providers like AWS
  • Algorithmia - Automating the use of AI/ML models at every scale with the Serverless AI Layer.

Isomorphic Engines

  • lychee.js194 33 - Isomorphic adapters allow peer-to-peer event-graphed WebSockets and HTTP1.1, SPDY and HTTP2.0 sockets for node, node-sdl, html, html-nwjs and html-webview (both native and embedded).

Frameworks

  • Apex - Minimal AWS Lambda function manager with support for multiple languages including Nodejs, Golang, Python, Java, Rust and Clojure.
  • Architect - Provision and deploy from a super simple plaintext manifest
  • Up - Deploy infinitely scalable serverless apps, apis, and sites in seconds.
  • Chalice3k 317 - Python serverless microframework from Amazon for AWS lambda
  • CIM - A CloudFormation first approach to AWS Lambdas.
  • ClaudiaJS2k 171 - Deploy Node.js microservices to AWS easily.
  • DEEP538 93 - Full-stack Web Framework for Cloud-Native Applications and Platforms using Microservices Architecture.
  • Gordon2k 137 - λ Gordon is a tool to create, wire and deploy AWS Lambdas using CloudFormation
  • Gestalt Framework - Gestalt's Lambda Application SERver (LASER)” for short, is a lambda service that supports running .Net, Javascript, Java, Scala, Ruby, and Python lambdas.
  • IronFunctions2k 165 - The Serverless Microservices platform
  • Kappa882 81 - a command line tool that (hopefully) makes it easier to deploy, update, and test functions for AWS Lambda.
  • Lambda Forest6 1 - Microframework that makes it easier to develop REST API's using AWS Lambda Function and API Gateway.
  • Lambada Framework209 29 - JAX-RS implementation for AWS Lambda.
  • lambda-restify - A restify/expressjs like interface for aws lamda with api gateway event.
  • Lambdoku577 18 - Heroku-like experience when using AWS Lambda
  • middy - Node.js middleware engine for AWS Lambda
  • modofun - A lightweight no-dependencies function router for both AWS Lambda and Google Cloud Functions, and that supports Connect/Express middleware.
  • Python-λ543 94 - A toolkit for developing and deploying serverless Python code in AWS Lambda
  • Serverless Framework - Build and maintain web, mobile and IoT applications running on AWS Lambda, Azure Cloud Functions, IBM OpenWhisk, and Google Cloud Functions (formerly known as JAWS).
  • Shep170 13 - A framework for building APIs using AWS API Gateway and Lambda
  • Sparta - A framework that transforms a Go application into an AWS Lambda powered microservice.
  • SAM Local1k 139 - Is the AWS CLI tool for managing Serverless applications written with AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM)1k 183
  • Turtle - library for building functional and actor-driven NodeJS apps on Lambda
  • Zappa6k 707 - Serverless Python WSGI with AWS Lambda + API Gateway.
  • λambdify - AWS Lambda automation and integration for Python
  • Squeezer Framework - Event-driven APIs & Web apps on microservices, serverless.
  • Spring Cloud Function146 35 - Java framework for doing Functions using Spring ecosystem
  • Fission Workflows64 5 - Fast workflow-based function composition for serverless functions
  • azure-functions-express20 3 - Allows Express.js usage with Azure Functions

Security

  • PureSec - Enabling Secure and Reliable Serverless Applications.

Logging / Monitoring / Performance / Tracing

  • Dashbird - Performance Tracking and Error Alerting for serverless applications.
  • IOpipe - Application Performance Monitoring & Management for serverless applications.

Authentication and authorization

Payments

  • GCF-Stripe - serverless use of Stripe over Google Cloud Functions

eCommerce

  • Snipcart - Fully customizable, HTML and JavaScript-based shopping cart for any website.
  • CommerceJS - Full-stack ecommerce api for developers & designers.
  • EndlessCommerce - Open source ecommerce platform based on Serverless framework.

Content Management Systems

  • Storyblok - API based & Headless CMS - Clean and structured JSON for you as developer and a CMS your editors will fall in love with. Unlimited extensibility through custom plugins.
  • Tipe - Next generation serverless CMS. Create your content with powerful editing tools and access it from anywhere with a GraphQL or REST API.

Forms

  • Form.io - JSON Powered Form and Data Management Platform for Serverless applications.
  • Formspree - Functional HTML forms.
  • FormKeep - Form endpoints for designers and developers. No iframes, JavaScript embeds, or CSS overrides.
  • Formplug2 1 - Form forwarding service for AWS Lambda.
  • Tectite FormMail - FormMail, form Encryption, hosted Forms.
  • FormAssembly.
  • Google Forms - Create and analyze online forms and surveys.
  • Wufoo.
  • TellForm - A free, opensource form builder similar to Google Forms or TypeForm that can create stunning forms for recruiting, market research and more.
  • Pageclip - A Server for your HTML Forms - Collect info from users without a server—Pageclip is your server. Lead capture forms, surveys, newsletter forms, contact forms, etc. Setup any form in seconds.
  • Typeform - Pretty, intuitive, slick forms for almost any use.

Image management and File storage

  • Filestack - Image management system with Filestack - upload files, transform images, videos, and documents, store content and deliver fast via CDN.
  • Kloudless - Integrate with one, universal API and connect to many file storage and CRM services.
  • Uploadcare - HTML5 widget, API to manage files in cloud storage, smart and fast CDN to deliver them to your end users. Crop, resize and transform uploaded images using URL commands.
  • ReSRC.it - The Responsive Image Service that delivers brilliantly optimized, pixel perfect images to any device.
  • Letter Avatar - Generates Google-like binary avatar images

Realtime

  • Ably - Global distributed realtime data delivery platform with pub/sub, presence, device awareness, history, connection state recovery, authentication and encryption.
  • Pusher - Build Apps, Not Infrastructure.
  • Pubnub - PubNub utilizes a Publish/Subscribe[2] model for realtime data streaming.

Email sending, subscriptions and newsletters

SMS sending

Push notifications

  • Ionic Push Service - Notifications for Android, iOS with Ionic Cloud.
  • Pushover Notifications for Android, iOS, and Desktop.
  • ZeroPush Transactional Push Notifications for Developers.
  • PushWizard Multi-platform Push Notification Service.
  • Pushed Send push notifications without developing your own app.
  • Plot Projects Geofencing push notifications.
  • XtremePush Web Push Notifications.
  • Push Apps Push Notifications Enrichment Platform.

Databases

  • Algolia - Hosted cloud search as a service.
  • FaunaDB - Pay-as-you-go cloud database with ACID transactions and on-premise licensing available.
  • Cloudant - Based on the Apache-backed CouchDB, Cloudant is the distributed database as a service (DBaaS) built from the ground up to deliver fast-growing application data to the edge.

Others

  • Azure Function Library - An open source set of common use cases for Azure Functions that are ready to deploy!
  • aws-lambda-go559 27 - Run standard Go code on the AWS Lambda platform.
  • Backstage Functions15 4 - An Open Source Serverless Platform able to store and execute code maintained by Globo.com
  • remoteStorage - An open protocol for per-user storage.
  • SCAR187 12 - Serverless Container-aware ARchitectures (e.g. run containers out of your Docker images in AWS Lambda).
  • Sockethub - A polyglot (speaking many different protocols and APIs) messaging service for social and other interactive messaging applications.
  • serverless-slack-webhook - Serverless Module that creates a webhook for Slack.
  • Docker Lambda1k 64 - Docker images and test runners that replicate the live AWS Lambda environment
  • faas7k 343 - Run Docker containers as functions on Swarm Mode (blog post)
  • FunctionCI21 1 - Continuous Integration for AWS Lambdas.
  • gofn36 3 - Go package for function process via container provider (serverless minimalist)
  • Lambda Comments640 22 - Blog commenting system built with AWS Lambda
  • LambCI3k 137 - A continuous integration system built on AWS Lambda
  • LambStatus616 35 - A status page system built on AWS Lambda (demo)
  • AWS Lambda Debugger165 2 - Remote debugging tool for Lambda functions running on Node 6.10
  • Local stack - A fully functional local AWS cloud stack
  • Serverless Brasil - The Serverless Brazilian community

Related articles

Books

Courses

  • Serverless JavaScript by Example - Become dexterous with live demonstrations on serverless web development.
  • AWS Lambda in Motion - An example-driven tutorial that focuses on helping you understand and tackle the operational challenges with running AWS Lambda in production.
  • Serverless Applications with AWS - Serverless Applications with AWS teaches you to build serverless applications using AWS Lambda and other cloud-based services.

Workshops

  • OpenWhisk Workshop - Interactive workshop to learn about building serverless applications with OpenWhisk.

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