In this course, you learn about Cloud Functions, Google's serverless, fully-managed functions as a service (FaaS) product. With Cloud Functions, you implement single- purpose functions that respond to HTTP requests and process events from your cloud infrastructure.
- Knowledge of Google Cloud console, gcloud CLI, and basic programming experience in Node.js or Python.
- Some understanding of other Google Cloud services that include Cloud Storage, and Pub/Sub.
- Understanding of HTTP, and experience with using HTTP client tools like curl.
- Completion of the Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure course is recommended.
- Recognize the benefits of and use cases for Cloud Functions in modern application development.
- Understand how to build, test, and deploy Cloud Functions.
- Secure and connect Cloud Functions to resources, and cloud databases.
- Use best practices with Cloud Functions.
Outline: Developing Applications with Cloud Functions on Google Cloud (DACFGC)
Module 01 - Introduction to Cloud Functions
- An introduction to Cloud Functions
- Benefits and use cases
- Types of Cloud Functions and language runtimes
- Define Cloud Functions.
- Identify the use cases, features, and benefits of Cloud Functions.
- Distinguish the types of Cloud Functions, and identify the supported languages for developing functions.
- Develop and deploy a Cloud Function using the Google Cloud console and gcloud CLI.
Module 02 - Calling and Connecting Cloud Functions
- Cloud Functions triggers
- Connecting Cloud Functions
- Understand the different kinds of triggers available, and learn how to specify triggers for functions.
- Connect services and functions with workflows.
- Connect functions to resources in a VPC network.
Module 03 - Securing Cloud Functions
- Accessing and authenticating to functions
- Protecting functions and data
- Secure Cloud Functions with identity and network-based access controls.
- Understand function identity.
- Understand how to authenticate and authorize access to functions for invocation and administration.
- Protect functions and related data with encryption keys.
Module 04 - Integrating with Cloud Databases
- Integrate Cloud Functions with cloud databases
- Use secrets with Cloud Functions
- Integrate Cloud Functions with cloud databases such as Firestore, and Memorystore.
- Use secrets with Cloud Functions.
- Use environment variables with Cloud Functions.
Module 05 - Best Practices
- Cloud Function Best Practices
- Use best practices when developing and implementing Cloud Functions.
- Understand how to retry event-driven Cloud Functions on failure.