Computing systems have evolved from hardware to virtualization, and finally to containerization. Serverless computing and applications allow users to build and run applications without worrying about servers and related problems, such as scaling and availability, and only pay for actual sub second usage instead of idle capacity.
To harness the full power and potential of Serverless computing, one must be willing to let go of traditional beliefs, development methodologies and deployment nuances of server-based computing and, Think Serverless!
SIGMA IDE itself is a native Serverless system. Its not an existing cloud IDE re-branded as a Serverless
application development environment.
Hence, it does not require a server/VM or an EC2 instance as a backend (See our FAQs).
It's a customized editor only for
the development and deployment of Serverless applications, and hence lightweight and fast, and it
operates completely within your browser.
There is nothing to subscribe to.. nothing to install! Get started with samples or complete showcase applications.
The full power of the amazing AWS platform at your fingertips
Security, availability and scalability from the AWS platform
Your deployments are 100% under your own account in AWS
You pay only to AWS, for the resources used, at sub-second level metering
No server management
No idle capacity
Unlike Cloud9, SLAppForge SIGMA IDE does not require a server,VM or an EC2 instance as a backend. It operates completely within a standard web browser as a lightweight Serverless application itself. It has been designed and developed to cater for Serverless application development and is not a general purpose IDE presenting a browser-based interface. Everything performed with SLAppForge happens between your web browser and your AWS resources. Refer Cloud 9. The SIGMA IDE is a hybrid between drag-and-drop style development and the full and ultimate power of code. The drag-and-drop snippets introduce a powerful, uniform and intuitive library with auto-completion, which allow users to quickly become productive in developing Serverless applications that integrate with a myriad of AWS based services currently supported, and being added.
SIGMA IDE is currently in Beta and free to use. Since there are no servers or EC2 instances behind the scenes, there are no hidden costs to use SIGMA. When you deploy and use Serverless applications developed with SIGMA, you will incur standard AWS costs for the actual resources used by the applications, which you will pay AWS directly.
Currently, SIGMA supports Node.js. Support for other languages such as Java, Go, Python and C# will be implemented in future. Let us know your order of preference and any other suggestions for improvement as we enhance SIGMA to be the Serverless development platform of choice.
It's because AWS currently has the best support for Serverless applications, and time and resources on our end are still limited. We are actively seeking partnerships and funding to assist us to support other leading Serverless platforms such as Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba cloud.
SLAppForge simplifies your use of the AWS platform for building Serverless applications. Thus, the editor and deployment steps perform tasks on behalf of you on your AWS account. This is why your credentials are required.
No. SLAppForge does not save your credentials or grant itself any access to your AWS account. This is a key product decision that will not be changed or compromised. Your AWS account and resources remain completely isolated from SLAppForge.
Yes, this is to help you avoid having to type in your AWS credentials each time you log in. Saving your credentials is optional. If you choose to save your credentials, we will save them into our (Amazon Cognito) user store. However, we will encrypt your credentials before storage, either with your login password (for direct signup accounts), or an additional encryption password (for social sign-up accounts).
No. None at all. Your code is saved in your GitHub account and runs on your AWS account. There is no dependency on any SLAppForge services after you complete your development and deploy to AWS.
No. Your account never grants any privileges or permissions to SLAppForge or any other third parties.
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