Serverless computing and Docker are fast turning into seatmates. Where you find one, you’ll find the other.Case in point: Hyper.sh, a container hosting service that uses custom hypervisor technology to run containers on bare metal, has introduced Func, a Docker-centric spin on serverless computing.[ Get started: A developer’s guide to serverless computing. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
Func allows a user to deploy a function, triggered by a call, via a Docker image.

The image needs to be more or less self-contained (“code, dependencies, and data,” according to the documentation) and parked in a public container registry. HTTP requests are sent to a running copy of the container image, and they can be retrieved by a function call ID. Headers in the request are available as environment variables. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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