Netlify Edge Functions: A new serverless runtime powered by Deno

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  • wizer

    The WebAssembly Pre-Initializer

    Edge functions are typically run intermittently, with their runtime stopped to free up resources between runs. Therefore a big factor is startup and shutdown speed. Containers are pretty bad there. Deno is better, and WASM is unbeatable, especially with things like Wizer[0].

    [0]https://github.com/bytecodealliance/wizer

  • wasmer

    🚀 The leading Wasm Runtime supporting WASIX, WASI and Emscripten

    I fully agree with your take.

    At Wasmer [1] we have been working actively working towards this future. Lately more companies have been also doing awesome work on these fronts: Lunatic, Suborbital, Cosmonic (WasmCloud) and Fermyon (Spin). However, each of us with a different take/vision on how to approach the future of Computation at the Edge.

    [1] https://wasmer.io/

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • wrangler-legacy

    Discontinued 🤠 Home to Wrangler v1 (deprecated)

  • deploy_feedback

    For reporting issues with Deno Deploy

    Deno Deploy (https://deno.com/deploy) uses the same optimizations as CFW to achieve effectively 0ms cold starts.

    Netlify Edge Functions are still in beta and don't have all of the same optimizations yet, but we're going to be working with Netlify over the next few months to enable these optimizations to Netlify Edge Functions too.

  • component-model

    Repository for design and specification of the Component Model

    What is the common spec for Knative? It seems like one runs an app as normal in a container and then the special scaling sauce is handled by Knative.

    When I think of a portable spec for serverless, I think of something more like a Trait of an Interface that needs to be implemented, less a app hosting model. If you think about it like that, then Web Assembly component model [1] would be a great fit for defining an interface that could be implemented in a variety of languages.

    [1]: https://github.com/WebAssembly/component-model/blob/main/des...

  • sserver

    sserver is a simple headless server for hosting blog/static content and selling courses from your private github repository

    I built something that will take care of the publish part but not the static site generation part here https://github.com/newbeelearn/sserver. Right now it only has one user i.e. me :-)

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