Friday, April 28, 2017

Google goes Serverless - Next '17 Follow-Up

Cloud Next '17 had many great announcements, and one of them was that Google Cloud Functions are now in Open Beta.

In a short overview presentation we were discussing what Google Cloud Functions are, how they are invocated and their pricing.

In addition to triggers like HTTP or Google Pub/Sub, there is also the possibility to link them to Firebase. In the second presentation László - a member of GDG Vienna but also organizer of Serverless Vienna meetup groupshowcased using Cloud Functions together with Firebase, including a review of the developer experience.

And finally Nik Graf talked about the big picture in his presentation: what is serverless, what offerings exist from Amazon in comparison, and how does the "Serverless Framework" help to abstract the differences in the vendor-specific configuration.

Interested in more about Google Cloud? This blog post here has listed the most important news: 100 announcements (!) from Google Cloud Next '17
And if you wanted to try out some stuff, there are two good news. First, the free trial period for Google Cloud has been extended to 12 month from previously 3 months. And, there is a new set of tutorials available which always include free cloud usage for them: Qwiklabs Tutorials

Our next events: Serverless Vienna will have another coding session on 10 May 2017 at Stockwerk, then there is a Serverless and Microservices discussion panel on 15 May, and last not least ...

What: I/O Extended Vienna 2017
When: 17 May 2017, 18:00
Where: Stockwerk Coworking Space

Looking forward to seeing many of you at our I/O Extended!

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