Event Functions are shipped for the free tier of @beginApril 23, 2020 at 9:29pm (Edited 5 months ago)
Asynchronously invoke background tasks in your application with Begin event functions. Event functions give your app a publish-subscribe (pub / sub) message bus, enabling you to farm out complex or less time-sensitive tasks asynchronously to a dedicated event function. (Synchronous HTTP requests are handled by Begin HTTP functions.) Begin event functions are fast, lightweight, stateless, isolated, highly durable, and require no configuration.
The best way to think about event functions is to ask: "What sort of computational tasks can I (or should I) be running in the background?"
Some common examples may include:
- processing data and saving it to a data store (such as Begin Data)
- saving files to S3.
Event functions are an extremely useful and versatile feature to add to your application's architecture!