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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)

An overview of Kubernetes

Now that we have an idea of how Kubernetes came to be, we should walk through all of the different components that go to make up a typical Kubernetes cluster.

Kubernetes itself is written in Go. While the project's GitHub page shows that the project is currently 84.9% Go, the rest, 5.8% HTML, 4.7% Python, and 3.3% Shell (with the remainder being configuration/spec files, and so on), are all documentation and helper scripts.

Go is a programming language developed and open sourced by Google who describes it as A fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language. For more information, see


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