The first time cloud functions / serverless functions clicked for me was when I saw and tried Auth0’s (now defunct) Webtask. It was a little CodePen-like Functions in AWS Amplify are probably a better bet there.
My guess is the proper modern way of building these things are things like…
But there are all sorts of other tools that seem pretty modern that I just can’t speak to as well, but seem good:
But what makes me think of all this, and is also in the category of things I don’t have any personal experience with, is Pipedream. I heard about it via Raymond, who has a similar story to mine:
Raymond Camden, “Using Pipedream to Proxy Other APIs”
Pipedream looks pretty fancy:
Not only is it a web-based Zapier looks in that way, only where Zapier is entirely no-code (I think). Pipedream makes code a first-class citizen.
And it does secrets by way of account-level environment variables.
So, it’s perfect for being a serverless proxy. Read Raymond’s post for actual implementation and code examples.