Google Cloud Functions Fundamentals

In this course, you will traverse the Google Cloud Functions landscape so you can create high-quality microservices that will enhance the experience of your app or website, while avoiding the common traps associated with them.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 28, 2018
Duration
4h 53m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Building Complex Serverless Functions
Integrating GCP AI Services Using Cloud Storage Triggers
Cloud Function's Docker Image and File System
Capturing Transactions with Cloud Datastore and PubSub Triggers
Cron Jobs and Hooking up the Web with HTTP Triggers
Taking Control of Logs with BigQuery and Stackdriver
Reporting and Monitoring Errors
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 28, 2018
Duration
4h 53m
Description

Developers want to build serverless microservices so they can create new content, reduce maintenance, scale easily, and deliver new features to users faster. In this course, Google Cloud Functions Fundamentals, you will expand your serverless skills to create high-quality Microservices that will enhance the experience of your app or website. First, you will learn to build unique functions that interact with other Google Cloud services such as Cloud Vision and Cloud Datastore. Second, you will discover advanced concepts such as the function's file system, idempotent function design, and working through memory and timeout issues. Finally, you will explore how to properly log errors and set up monitoring for your functions so you can continue to monitor them once they are in production. When you’re finished with this course, you will have a high-level understanding of Google Cloud Functions that will allow you to create unique experiences for your customers.

About the author
About the author

As a mobile developer, James always had a passion for building exciting apps and always striving to make user interfaces that were easy and intuitive to use. Today, he now works at Pendo where he is helping to build tools that can be used to make apps that people love. He is accomplishing this by building distributed systems that scale using Go and Google Cloud. Never satisfied with his knowledge, he is a life-long learner and is always interested in looking to grow and learn and then shares his knowledge with others. James has worked in a wide array of fields whether as a technician working with radar and communication systems or as a developer building on platforms such as .NET, iOS, and Android. In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, and reading fiction and non-fiction.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is James Wilson, and welcome to my course, Google Cloud Functions Fundamentals. I am an engineer that is building exciting software on the Google Cloud Platform with products such as App Engine, BigQuery, and Cloud Pub/Sub. Serverless functions are taking the world by storm. While they are easy to set up and automatically scale for you, if used improperly they can cause a lot of headaches and leave you wondering what all the hype is about. In this course, we are going to traverse the Function as a Service landscape so you can create high-quality microservices that will enhance the experience of your app or website, while avoiding the common traps associated with them. Some of the major topics that we will cover include leveraging ten different Google Cloud Platform services; an in-depth look at a function's environment and its file system; analyzing the distributed execution of functions and their impact; building idempotent functions that can be retried again, and again, and again with the same result every time; and finally, advanced error reporting, logging, and monitoring, so once they hit production you are ready to handle any issues that might arise. By the end of this course, you'll know how to build complex, serverless functions all the way from writing the code to setting up monitoring once your function hits production. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Node. js or Python, and also how to handle simple operations on cloud functions such as creating, deleting, and deploying them. Check out my course, Google Cloud Functions: Getting Started, to prepare yourself. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to build complex serverless functions with the Google Cloud Functions Fundamentals course at Pluralsight.