NB This is a guest post by one of our awesome interns Rae Jeffries-Harris, describing part of the work she did with our Bristol team over the summer. Thanks Rae.
A lot of Java programmers are familiar with building RESTful web applications using frameworks such as Jersey which adhere to the JAX-RSspecification. JAX-RS abstracts much of the low-level detail away from the programmer, so that tasks such as client-server communication become less fiddly.
But you still have to have a server running night and day, scale it yourself etc. All things which the new Serverless architectures can take off your hands. Ideally you’d be able to deploy a JAX-RS application as a FaaS application, allowing you to have ‘the best of both worlds’. A simple to build and cost efficient application. It’s important to note that here the term FaaS applicationis used to refer to an application composed of multiple functions, this will have more meaning soon. Read the complete article here.
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