The Advent of Serverless Technology and Its Implications for the Front End

Senior Alibaba front-end engineer shares his thoughts on how serverless technology might just bring the front end back to its roots

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
The popularity of “serverless” as a Google search term has spiked in the last six months

A Brief History of the Front End

Image for post
Image for post

Birth of Ajax

Image for post
Image for post

Node.js

Image for post
Image for post

React and the VDOM concept

Image for post
Image for post

Serverless-like Technologies at the Front End

CDN

Containerization

Page building and BFF

How Serverless Will Change the Front End

From front-end developer back to web application engineer

Image for post
Image for post

The rise of real-time SSR

Image for post
Image for post

Scenario-based cloud development with Web IDE

Image for post
Image for post

Conclusions

Alibaba Tech

First-hand & in-depth information about Alibaba's tech innovation in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Computer Engineering. Follow us on Facebook!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store