Introduction to Serverless on Google Cloud

By Joseph Lowery

Introduction to the four serverless contenders on Google Cloud: App Engine, Cloud Functions, Cloud Run, and Cloud Run for Anthos.

1.43 hours
  • 10 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab

About the course

The term “serverless” has trended as an industry buzzword for quite some time, and each cloud computing platform has their own implementations. In this course, I’ll introduce you to the four serverless contenders on Google Cloud: App Engine, Cloud Functions — and the latest entries — Cloud Run and Cloud Run for Anthos. We’ll not only compare and contrast the various services so you can best grasp their relative merits and limitations, but I’ll also make sure you understand which service to use and when. I’ll demonstrate the different deployment methods so that you can follow along if you like. To close out the course in a dynamic fashion, you’ll get hands-on experience by creating a fireworks display triggered by a Cloud Function.

  • Chapter 1 2 Lessons Introduction 2:53

    Course Introduction


    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons Understanding Google Cloud Serverless Options 28:56

    Exploring GCP Serverless Offerings


    Comparing and Contrasting Serverless Services


    Integrating Serverless Services with the Google Cloud Platform

  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons Diving into the Google Cloud Serverless Services 1:11:10

    Deploying Serverless Applications with App Engine


    Triggering Executables with Cloud Functions


    Serving up Serverless Containers with Cloud Run


    Setting Off Fireworks with Cloud Functions

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 1 Lesson Conclusion 0:58

    Conclusion and What’s Next


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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