Curated list of awesome OpenWhisk things
Latest commit bc069e5 Feb 6, 2017 @jthomas jthomas committed with rabbah Update (#15)
Add links to recent content.
Failed to load latest commit information.
LICENSE Initial commit Oct 11, 2016 Update (#15) Feb 6, 2017

Awesome OpenWhisk Awesome openwhisk

Awesome OpenWhisk resources and tips.

OpenWhisk is a cloud-first distributed event-based programming service. It provides a programming model to upload event handlers to a cloud service, and register the handlers to respond to various events.

Learn more at or try it on IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk.



Articles, tutorials and blogs on building serverless applications using OpenWhisk.


Sample open-source projects built using the OpenWhisk platform

  • openwhisk-monitoring - Example of using OpenWhisk to monitor HTTP server status.
  • openwhisk-publisher - Hosting static sites with Jekyll, Object Storage and OpenWhisk.
  • skylink - Connect and control a DJI drone aircraft over the Internet with OpenWhisk.
  • BluePic - Photo sharing application for iOS using Swift Actions for the backend.
  • Conference Plan Bot - Conference planning bot built using serverless functions.
  • Project OpenFridge - Improving customer service with IoT and event-driven computing.
  • Project OpenChecks - Processes the deposit of checks to a bank account with object storage and OCR.
  • openwhisk-nlc-action - Docker Action with IBM Watson Natural Language Classifier to classify input text.
  • openwhisk-slackapp - Serverless Slack app built with Slack Events API and IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk.
  • openwhisk-visionapp - Image tagging and face detection iOS app built with IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk.
  • openwhisk-jq - OpenWhisk Action wrapping the JQ command-line utility for JSON filtering.
  • Personality Analysis - Analysing political speeches using IBM Watson.
  • Mobile Services Demo- Swift app that for analysing tone and posting to a slack channel.


Podcasts, videos, presentations and other content about OpenWhisk.





Tutorials and other material to help you learn OpenWhisk


Links to samples, libraries and projects for running Actions using different languages.

Platform Runtimes

  • JavaScript - OpenWhisk runtime for Node.js (v12 & v6).
  • Java - OpenWhisk runtime for Java 8.
  • Python - OpenWhisk runtime for Python 2.7
  • Swift - OpenWhisk runtime for Swift.
  • Docker - OpenWhisk runtime for Docker Actions using SDK.

Community Examples

  • Scala - Example article with Github code for running OpenWhisk Actions in Scala.
  • Haskell - Haskell-based OpenWhisk services
  • Docker Examples - Run Clojure, Erlang, Ruby and Rust Actions on OpenWhisk using Docker.
  • Go - Blog post and library for building Go language Actions.
  • Rust - Blog post and library for building Rust language Actions.
  • Docker Actions - Explanation of updated Docker Action runtime.

Feed Providers

Examples of integrating OpenWhisk with external event sources.


Tools and utilities to help you be more productive with OpenWhisk

Client Libraries

  • Node.js - JavaScript client library for the OpenWhisk platform.
  • Swift - Swift client SDK for OpenWhisk with support for iOS, WatchOS2, and Darwin CLI apps.


Got stuck with OpenWhisk? Find help here…