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Hands-On Serverless Applications with Kotlin

By : Hardik Trivedi, Ameya Kulkarni
Book Image

Hands-On Serverless Applications with Kotlin

By: Hardik Trivedi, Ameya Kulkarni

Overview of this book

Serverless is a cloud computing execution model where the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation and provisioning of servers. Many companies now use serverless architectures to cut costs and improve scalability. Thanks to its concise and expressive syntax and a smooth learning curve, Kotlin is a great fit for developing serverless applications. With this book, you’ll be able to put your knowledge to work by implementing serverless technology in your applications and become productive in no time. Complete with detailed explanation of essential concepts and examples, this book will help you understand the serverless architecture fundamentals and how to design serverless architectures for your applications. You’ll also explore how AWS Lambda functions work. The book will guide you in designing, building, securing, and deploying your application to production, along with implementing non-functional requirements such as auditing and logging. Furthermore, you’ll discover how to scale up and orchestrate serverless applications using an open source framework and handle distributed serverless systems in production. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to build scalable and cost-efficient Kotlin applications with a serverless framework.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)
Designing a Kotlin Serverless Application

Basics of Serverless

Serverless computing is the latest advancement in the ever-changing technical landscape of the internet era. This advancement offers a new perspective on the development and deployment of modern production-grade systems, delivering cutting-edge user experiences. It is a constantly evolving realm, and, true to the nature of the software industry, it is improving its tooling and frameworks. It's worth looking over an introduction to the basics of serverless computing in order to better understand it.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding serverless architectures
  • Why serverless, and why now?
  • Diving into serverless computing with a use case
  • The pros and cons of serverless
  • The serverless computing ecosystem