Serverless computing is coming to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry cloud computing platform, in the form of Pivotal Function Services.

There’s no firm release date, but Pivotal says it’s aiming for early 2018.

With serverless computing, events happen only in response to events in an on-demand manner; Amazon Web Services’ AWS Lambda is perhaps the best-known service in this genre.

Other companies also have jumped on this growing bandwagon: Google, for example, offers its Cloud Functions platform and Microsoft has Azure Functions.

[ A developer’s guide: Get started with serverless computing.

Then learn how to use Microsoft’s Azure Functions and how to use AWS Lambda for serverless computing.

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