This service allows developers to register small bits of code that are executed on-demand in response to external events. The “serverless” stack started in 2014, when Amazon launched Lambda, but is now set to be a major technology trend in 2016 with IBM, Microsoft and Google all launching their own solutions.
OpenWhisk is the first open-source “serverless” platform. It supports running registered actions in Node.js, Swift and even executing custom Docker containers.
Playing around with the technology recently, I’ve created two projects using the platform.
OpenWhisk Client Library
This library has been donated back to the OpenWhisk project and is available through NPM.
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This project uses the client library above.