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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)

Installing the prerequisites 

Before we install Fission either locally or in a public cloud we need a few supporting tools. The first tool we have already installed and that is the Kubernetes command-line interface, kubectl. The second tool needed to run Fission, we have not installed yet: Helm (

Installing Helm

Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes and is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where Bitnami, Google, Microsoft, and the Helm community all contribute to its development.

To install Helm on macOS High Sierra we can use Homebrew; simply run:

$ brew install kubernetes-helm

If you are running Ubuntu Linux then you can download and install Helm using the installation script:

$ curl...