Engineering distributed applications has never been harder. The development process is filled with work that distracts from business logic, such as state persistence, event-handling, and knowledge about orchestrators, schedulers, and cloud providers. What if we create a new POSIX for the cloud?
The SpiderLightning Project experiments with capabilities as interfaces that extend WASI to create a new POSIX for the cloud. For example, developers can use a key-value interface to manage application states without requiring provider specific knowledge (e.g., Redis) because the host implements this interface and will be configured with the proper implementation. This creates common distributed application APIs and decouples application development from operational knowledge.