Introduction to Serverless Functions

Jason Lengstorf

Jason Lengstorf

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2 hours, 58 minutes CC
Introduction to Serverless Functions

Course Description

​​Serverless functions enable you to build dynamic web experiences without the hassle of setting up or maintaining servers! In this course, you'll learn how to create serverless functions to accomplish a variety of tasks that typically require a back-end. Whether that's securely loading data, processing form entries, handling user access, or doing something totally off the wall, serverless functions let you skip the boilerplate and get straight to building your app's logic!

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Course Details

Published: August 25, 2020

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Table of Contents


Section Duration: 16 minutes
  • Introduction
    Jason Lengstorf gives an overview of his background in the industry, explains what led him to start using serverless functions, and adds that serverless functions allow frontend developers to build robust applications with only a minimal amount of server side work.
  • Overview
    Jason gives an overview of the course content, and demonstrates how to clone the course repository, install the Netlify CLI, and run the first application of the course locally.

Serverless Functions

Section Duration: 26 minutes

API Data

Section Duration: 53 minutes

Database & Auth

Section Duration: 48 minutes

Use Cases & Q&A

Section Duration: 29 minutes

Wrapping Up

Section Duration: 4 minutes
  • Wrapping Up
    Jason wraps up the course, shares resources to take learning about serverless function further, and explains that for the majority of the work done on the web, there is a possibility to refactor or greenfield code using serverless functions.

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