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11. Serverless Functions with GCP

Mark Mucchetti1 
Santa Monica, CA, USA

If you’ve been building on the cloud, you have likely encountered the functions-as-a-service (FaaS) paradigm already. Amazon has offered the Lambda service since 2014, and Google’s equivalent, Cloud Functions, has been generally available since 2016. Other public cloud providers have this capability as well, and increasingly we are seeing it even in specialized platforms. For example, Twilio, the popular communications management platform, has its own flavor called “Twilio Functions.” Twilio Functions is actually AWS Lambda under the hood, but augmented with tool-specific ...

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