Google Cloud Functions are amazingly versatile. Not only can they act as the glue between other cloud services —both on and off Google Cloud Platform— but their HTTP trigger capability makes them ideal for launching a single web page. In this hands-on lab, you’ll see how to move Python code into a newly created Cloud Source Repository and then pull that code into a Cloud Function. Trigger the function with the click of a link, and you’ll get the fireworks you’ve always wanted — complete with sound explosion.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Enable Necessary APIs
This hands-on lab uses Cloud Functions, Cloud Source Repositories, and Cloud Build services.
- Retrieve and Store Code in a New Source Repository
Create the repo, clone the repo, pull the files from GitHub into the repo, and then push the cloned repo into the Cloud Source Repository.
- Create an HTTP-Triggered Cloud Function
Create an HTTP-triggered Cloud Function using the code in the Source Repository so it can be executed by anyone.
When creating the function, make sure to expand the "Runtime, build, connections and security settings" section, and set the "Maximum number of instances" to 1.
- Test the Cloud Function
Test in a browser.