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Can Dynamic Sites Go Serverless?

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I build mostly one-off tools that take some input, crunch the data, and output something back.

Take Neutrality.wtf , for example. It accepts a URL given by the user, and then fetches the page server-side (to avoi...

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Regardless of technology used, the specific architecture of a serverless application has incredible strong benefits that could potentially tip the scales for me and make a rewrite of my tools useful.

As an open source tool advocate, this was an appealing bonus for me. There was no question ...

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You can (and I did) deploy out of GitHub in a standard hosting server, but the sheer ease-of-use Netlify offers — and the integration with CI and CD tools right out of the box with incredibly easy configuration — means I don’t need to deal with all of this myself on the server side. When you have...

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None of my tools use private information, but privacy in general — how you behave online, not just your identity — is extremely important, and becomes even more so in the modern web. I wanted to migrate as many of my old tools to use SSL. There are free certificate services out there, and I’ve us...

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Initially, caching was a bit of a challenge. As I mentioned before, my tools usually require a bit of a heavy operation in the back end, and are designed to be shared. If even one analyzed URL gets shared and becomes semi-viral, the server might work overtime and kill my performance — or, in the ...

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4. Jamstack drastically simplified the architecture

Migrating from a static server to serverless microservice architecture turned out to also significantly simplify the project and architecture, and made it significantly faster to respond and easier to maintain. You can see the change in the before and after architecture diagrams:

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