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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications

By : Russ McKendrick
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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications

By: Russ McKendrick

Overview of this book

Kubernetes has established itself as the standard platform for container management, orchestration, and deployment. It has been adopted by companies such as Google, its original developers, and Microsoft as an integral part of their public cloud platforms, so that you can develop for Kubernetes and not worry about being locked into a single vendor. This book will initially start by introducing serverless functions. Then you will configure tools such as Minikube to run Kubernetes. Once you are up-and-running, you will install and configure Kubeless, your first step towards running Function as a Service (FaaS) on Kubernetes. Then you will gradually move towards running Fission, a framework used for managing serverless functions on Kubernetes environments. Towards the end of the book, you will also work with Kubernetes functions on public and private clouds. By the end of this book, we will have mastered using Function as a Service on Kubernetes environments.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Evolving software and platforms

Pretty much all of the technology we have looked at in this book is currently in development. Some of the projects, as we already discussed, are in the very early stages of development, while others are more mature. Let's start by discussing Kubernetes itself.


Kubernetes is very much in active development, though it is quite far into its development cycle. I started writing this book at the beginning of September 2017 and now, as I write the final chapter, it is the end of December 2017.

During this period there have been a total of 48 releases, as you can see from the following screenshot:

These updates cover everything from the maintenance releases v1.5, v1.6, and v1.7; the...