What is FaaS?
FaaS is a platform for building serverless functions on Docker Swarm Mode with first class metrics. Any UNIX process can be packaged as a function in FaaS enabling you to consume a range of web events without repetitive boiler-plate coding.
FaaS is a tool in the Serverless / Task Processing category of a tech stack.
FaaS is an open source tool with 19.2K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to FaaS's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses FaaS?
Pros of FaaS
Simple way to build serverless applications
FaaS Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to FaaS?
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Cloud Functions for Firebase
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