The “Function” Package – Creating a Spec for Serverless Application Packaging

Creating serverless applications is a multi-step process. One of the critical steps in this process is packaging the serverless functions you want to deploy into your FaaS (Function as a Service) platform of choice. Before a function can be deployed it needs two types of dependencies: direct function dependencies and runtime dependencies. Let’s examine these two types. Direct function dependencies– These are objects that are part of the function process itself and include: Runtime function dependencies– This is data related to the runtime aspects of your function.
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Announcing Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB)

As more organizations pursue cloud-native applications and infrastructures for creating modern software environments, it has become clear that there is no single solution in the market for defining and packaging these multi-service, multi-format distributed applications. Real-world applications can now span on-premises infrastructure and cloud-based services, requiring multiple tools like Terraform for the infrastructure, Helm charts and Docker Compose files for the applications, and CloudFormation or ARM templates for the cloud-services. Each of these need to be managed separately.
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