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In Defence of “Serverless” —the term

Ben Ellerby:

For now Serverless, to me at least, manages to do a hard job, defining the borders of a very fluid and complex space of possible solutions in which we can build next-generation architectures. It would help if there was not a framework of the same name, it would help if people didn’t first hear it synonymous with Lambda and it would help if people stopped saying “but you know there are servers…”. That being said, I’ve not heard a better proposal yet!

I like the term (we got the whole site and all) but rather than explain why, I’ll let my most popular tweet of all time take it from here:

Rather than alt text, here’s the whole conversation in the format of the
American Chopper Argument meme.

Why would you call it “serverless” when the architecture is anything but?

They aren’t yours. You don’t manage them. You barely think about them.

I DON’T THINK ABOUT AIR EITHER BUT WE DON’T LIVE IN AN AIRLESS WORLD.

It’s just an effective buzzword. It evokes a whole ecosystem in a single word.

I BET YOU SAY “THE CLOUD” UNIRONICALLY TOO U PLEEB.

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