Mitigating serverless lock-in fears

  • Think lock-in cost = migration cost - opportunity gain from the migration. Maximize opportunity gain and minimize migration costs.
  • To maximize opportunity gain, deploy existing tools such as serverless framework, apex, claudia.js & be as cloud-native as possible using the backend service provided by your cloud vendor.
  • To minimize migration costs, choose a programming language that's supported by multiple vendors. Separate application domain from the platform and invest in a good architecture pattern.
  • Avoid integration tests heavily dependent on the cloud vendor and think of reusable abstractions instead.
  • Use standardized technology such as HTTP and SQL.

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