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What is the point to functions?

I get the logic of having functions as a whole, like offering at a service.

My issue is the logic in how it’s been deployed. As I understand from the documentation, you test your function inside functions. Then when you’re ready to deploy it to production use, you deploy the function as a app component. So basically the functions service is for development use only.

Why not call it app component testing or something. Am I missing something? The logic seems half baked. Like the idea makes sense, small functions to have and API to send requests to. But how it was built out as a service inside DO doesn’t make sense.


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Hi there,

Serverless functions are not really a new concept invented by DigitalOcean. Serverless functions as a single-purpose, programmatic feature of serverless computing concept has been there for a while, offered by all main cloud providers. I believe that the feature is a good addition to the DigitalOcean set of products, making their offering way more complete.

Here are a few good resources to help you better understand what the main benefits of serverless functions are:

  • Introducing: DigitalOcean Functions:
  • DigitalOcean Functions Launch Livestream:

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby