Serverless

February 28, 2018

How to see performance details for cloud functions (FaaS)

In a serverless application platform, functions as a service (Faas) run opaquely for the most part. In general terms, when a serverless function is invoked, the platform accepts the request and provisions resources before it executes the function. Let’s refer to the duration between accepting the request and the start of the function execution as the […]

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February 27, 2018

How to: Credentials in a serverless Slackbot app

Recently, I introduced you to a new tutorial for a database-driven Slackbot. Today, I am going to discuss security details, how the IBM Watson Conversation service is accessing a Db2 Warehouse service from within a dialog. It uses a serverless setup with IBM Cloud Functions. All the necessary credentials to execute the code and to access the Db2 database are automatically bound. Hence, the function code and the dialog don't need any account-specific changes and are generic.

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February 15, 2018

Database-driven Slack chatbot with Conversation service

Ever wanted to build a Slackbot, a chatbot integrated into Slack, on your own? I am going to show you how easy it is to integrate Slack or Facebook Messenger with the IBM Watson Conversation service. As a bonus, the bot is going to access a Db2 database to store and retrieve data. The code in the tutorial uses a serverless fashion with IBM Cloud Functions.

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February 14, 2018

New Node.js 8 runtime for IBM Cloud Functions

Introducing a new runtime for JavaScript IBM Cloud Functions based on Node.js version 8. Now you can take advantage of the new features that are offered by the recently released Node.js version 8 on Long Term Support

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January 22, 2018

Running Go Programs as IBM Cloud Functions

IBM Cloud Functions is a functions-as-a-service platform that is powered by Apache OpenWhisk. It is a readily extensible serverless platform that supports functions authored in various programing languages including Node.js,Python, Swift, Java, and PHP. A feature of IBM Cloud Functions that has been around for some time but not well documented is support for native binaries: any executable that is binary compatible […]

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January 11, 2018

For Performant Swift Serverless actions…

While coding and drafting “Mobile app with a Serverless Backend”, We came up with an idea to use Swift on the server-side for the iOS app (it’s an interesting use case).So, that it will cater the full stack swift developers out there. The same is true for the Android version of the app as well.

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December 19, 2017

Your top 2017 IBM Cloud picks

2017 has been a year of transition, especially in the realm of exciting new technologies. We're wrapping up 2017 with your top picks from the year, including announcements, how-to's and innovative use cases, to help you prepare for what's to come in IBM Cloud next year.

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December 19, 2017

New Cloud Functions UI Enhancements

The IBM Cloud Function UI is updated to include new functionality which allows for easier Action, Sequence, and Trigger management. The following areas of the UI are updated to provide a more flexible environment to work with your IBM Cloud Functions entities.

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December 7, 2017

Tutorials to get your mobile development up and running

Recently, we announced new tutorials to get you started on IBM Cloud. In continuation of our effort to bring in structured and well-defined tutorials, we are adding a mobile section

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