Building a social photo app using Spin, KV & Nuxt.js

Fermyon is a fully remote company across 9 timezones, and this means that we primarily use Slack to communicate with each other. A LOT.

We also travel frequently for conferences and meetups. There’s a lot of work behind the scenes that goes into making this possible – from last-minute packing, and setting up the booths at events to taking naps between missed flights. We have a #behind-the-scenes channel on our Slack to share these moments with each other. We thought we could share some of these photos with you, so we built a social photo app using Fermyon Spin, Key-Value Store, and Nuxt.js. Here’s how we did it.

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Persisting Data in WebAssembly Applications Using Redis

Discover the seamless integration of Redis with WebAssembly (Wasm) applications in Spin 2.0, where real-time data meets limitless scalability. This article offers a practical walkthrough, complete with a video guide, on harnessing Redis for robust data persistence in your Wasm projects on Fermyon Cloud. Step into the future of cloud applications with a hands-on exploration of Spin’s new Redis syntax and a concrete Fermyon Cloud deployment example. Oh, and did I mention there is a surprise at the end? Read on to find out.

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Announcing Advent of Spin 2023

’Tis the season to learn something new. 🎄

The holiday season is here, and it’s time for this year’s Advent of Spin challenge. Each year, we at Fermyon put together a series of challenges designed to test your Spin mettle. Whether you’re a newcomer to this whole serverless apps thing or a seasoned Spin developer, these challenges will provide your brain with a stimulating little project each week. And each challenge you complete puts you in the running for a special Fermyon prize pack.

Here’s the Advent of Spin promo video for extra hype:

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5 Fermyon Releases: What We Did at KubeCon

For us at Fermyon, KubeCon Chicago felt like a celebration. We released Spin 2.0. We got to reconnect with friends we made during our India trip this summer. At OpenShift Commons, we unveiled support for running Spin apps in OpenShift, while NGINX previewed running Spin-compatible apps in NGINX Unit. Finicky Whiskers introduced a new dog character, Ninja. And Karen and I continued our Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes series with Phippy’s Field Guide to Wasm. Hundreds of people participated in the Spin workshop.

As a startup, this was such a huge boost to our spirits. We’re so passionate about bringing WebAssembly into the cloud as a third wave of cloud computing. And it’s magnificent to have so many people join us on this journey.

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It’s Time to Reboot Software Development

Sometimes we do things in a particular way, and become so accustomed to it that we forget to ask if there’s a better alternative. And then sometimes a change comes along that opens our eyes to an alternative. We have been writing code in a way that is not only extraordinarily wasteful but also binds us to subpar security. However, the WebAssembly (Wasm) Component Model, a new specification, presents the opportunity for a polyglot future that is more manageable, configurable and secure.

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