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

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

A Brief History of the Front End

Birth of Ajax

Node.js

React and the VDOM concept

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

The rise of real-time SSR

Scenario-based cloud development with Web IDE

Conclusions

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