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What is Apex?

Apex is a small tool for deploying and managing AWS Lambda functions. With shims for languages not yet supported by Lambda, you can use Golang out of the box.
Apex is a tool in the Serverless / Task Processing category of a tech stack.
Apex is an open source tool with 8K GitHub stars and 584 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Apex's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Apex?

25 companies reportedly use Apex in their tech stacks, including CallFire, Appirio, and Klarna.

31 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apex.

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Apex's Features

  • Supports languages Lambda does not natively support via shim, such as Go
  • Binary install (useful for continuous deployment in CI etc)
  • Project level function and resource management
  • Configuration inheritance and overrides
  • Command-line function invocation with JSON streams
  • Transparently generates a zip for your deploy
  • Function rollback support
  • Tail function CloudWatchLogs
  • Concurrency for quick deploys
  • Dry-run to preview changes

Apex Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Apex?
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you. You can use AWS Lambda to extend other AWS services with custom logic, or create your own back-end services that operate at AWS scale, performance, and security.
Build applications comprised of microservices that run in response to events, auto-scale for you, and only charge you when they run. This lowers the total cost of maintaining your apps, enabling you to build more logic, faster. The Framework uses new event-driven compute services, like AWS Lambda, Google CloudFunctions, and more.
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase lets you create functions that are triggered by Firebase products, such as changes to data in the Realtime Database, uploads to Cloud Storage, new user sign ups via Authentication, and conversion events in Analytics.
Google Cloud Functions
Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running
Azure Functions
Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in virtually any Azure or 3rd party service as well as on-premises systems.
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