The Rise of Dumb Servers

Webtasks is taking Microservices and Containers to the next level. For the uninitiated, a Webtask is a bundle of backend application logic (think Microservices) along with secrets (think data) necessary for its execution. It is cryptographically protected from tampering and disclosure and can be safely stored or passed through untrusted channels. Hence, Webtasks can be stored in GitHub. Now all you need is a cookie-cutter shell-of-a-container to run any type of Webtask. Given the power of client devices (yes, your smartphones) this upends the client-server model – a phenomenal change in my mind. Is Webtasks set to usher the age of Dumb Servers?! Share your comments below.

Follow this link for a great write-up on how it works from the fantastic folks who brought us Auth0:

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