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Serverless Architectures with Kubernetes

By : Onur Yılmaz, Sathsara Sarathchandra
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Serverless Architectures with Kubernetes

By: Onur Yılmaz, Sathsara Sarathchandra

Overview of this book

Kubernetes has established itself as the standard platform for container management, orchestration, and deployment. By learning Kubernetes, you’ll be able to design your own serverless architecture by implementing the function-as-a-service (FaaS) model. After an accelerated, hands-on overview of the serverless architecture and various Kubernetes concepts, you’ll cover a wide range of real-world development challenges faced by real-world developers, and explore various techniques to overcome them. You’ll learn how to create production-ready Kubernetes clusters and run serverless applications on them. You'll see how Kubernetes platforms and serverless frameworks such as Kubeless, Apache OpenWhisk and OpenFaaS provide the tooling to help you develop serverless applications on Kubernetes. You'll also learn ways to select the appropriate framework for your upcoming project. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills and confidence to design your own serverless applications using the power and flexibility of Kubernetes.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)
2. Introduction to Serverless in the Cloud

The Serverless Framework

The Serverless Framework was announced in 2015 with the name JavaScript Amazon Web Services (JAWS). It was initially developed in Node.js to make it easier for people to develop AWS Lambda functions. In the same year, it changed the name to Serverless Framework and expanded its scope to other cloud providers and serverless frameworks, including Google Cloud Functions, Azure Functions, Apache OpenWhisk, Fn, and many more.

Serverless Framework is open source, and its source code is available at GitHub: It is a very popular repository with more than 31,000 stars, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 3.20: Serverless Framework GitHub repository

The official website of the framework is available at and provides extensive documentation, use cases, and examples. The main features of the Serverless Framework can be grouped into four main topics:

  • Cloud-agnostic...