Amazon discontinues Aurora scale-to-zero database in favor of always-billed replacement

Amazon Web Services will discontinue the Aurora Serverless version 1 database manager. Customers will need to migrate to Aurora Serverless 2, which, unlike its...

Virtual Kubernetes lands on the Fly.io platform but there are compromises

Fly.io, a platform for running containers on virtual machines, has introduced Fly Kubernetes, which lets developers use Kubernetes tools while still deploying to Fly.io,...

Apple’s Objective-C ‘appears to be reaching its end of life’ – or so says JetBrains survey

JetBrains has released its annual State of Developer Ecosystem report, including the claim that Apple’s Objective-C language “appears to be reaching its end of...

WebAssembly increasingly used for plug-ins and serverless, but needs better tools

A new WebAssembly survey sponsored by software development company Scott Logic shows growing usage as a runtime for plug-ins and serverless, alongside web development,...

Fermyon previews new spin on Serverless AI via Wasm

Fermyon, specialists in WebAssembly (Wasm) microservices, has introduced a new serverless AI platform, in association with Kubernetes hosting service Civo. The service uses Large Language...

Deno denial of service attack resolved, with promise to address dependency impact

Deno suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack earlier this week, impacting its module registry as well as its website, and is promising...

Cloudflare adds AI services as CTO says “a developer platform without AI” is little use

Cloudflare has introduced new services at its Developer Week now under way, including Constellation, which enables running inference tasks using pre-trained models in Cloudflare...

Reduce costs by 90% by moving from microservices to monolith: Amazon internal case study raises eyebrows

An Amazon case study from the Prime Video team has caused some surprise and amusement in the developer community, thanks to its frank assessment...

Wasm-based Spin 1.0 released to address ‘limitations of serverless’

Fermyon has released Spin 1.0, the first stable version of its open source tool for compiling applications to WebAssembly for serverless deployment. Developers can...

AWS releases Application Composer to make serverless ‘easier’ but initial scope is limited

AWS has fully released Application Composer, a visual designer for serverless applications. First introduced at the re:Invent conference late last year, the tool aims...

Improved Durable Functions coming to Microsoft’s Azure Functions service – but what about cold start?

Microsoft’s Anirudh Garg, who leads the engineering team for Azure Functions, has posted abut planned improvements to the service for 2023, including a focus...

Interview: Why AWS prefers VMs for code isolation, and tips on developing for Lambda

At last week's re:Invent in Las Vegas, DevClass caught up Anthony Liguori, AWS Distinguished Engineer to talk about virtualization, the newly launched Snapstart and...

CodeCatalyst introduced at re:Invent: One-stop DevOps for AWS… on AWS

AWS has released new development tools for building serverless applications. AWS CodeCatalyst, now in preview, sets up new projects complete with a cloud development...

Interview: Google’s Kelsey Hightower on making sense of back-end vs front-end vs Edge

The Vercel-sponsored Next.js conference was on last week, and DevClass caught up with Kelsey Hightower, a Google Distinguished Engineer, and co-author (with Brendan Burns...

Serverside WebAssembly hyped at Kubecon North America: tooling for Docker and Dapr integration introduced

Kubecon has kicked off, both virtual and in-person in Detroit, Michigan, including a Cloud Native Wasm (WebAssmbly) Day hosted by CNCF (Cloud Native Computing...

Cloudflare previews workerd, an open source JavaScript/Wasm runtime for ‘nanoservices’

Cloudflare has released workerd in beta, an open-source JavaScript/Wasm (WebAssembly) runtime based on the same code as Cloudflare Workers, a serverless platform which runs...