Building Serverless Applications with Google Cloud Run

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About this ebook

Learn how to build a real-world serverless application in the cloud that's reliable, secure, maintainable, and scalable. If you have experience building web applications on traditional infrastructure, this hands-on guide shows you how to get started with Cloud Run, a container-based serverless product on Google Cloud.

Through the course of this book, you'll learn how to deploy several example applications that highlight different parts of the serverless stack on Google Cloud. Combining practical examples with fundamentals, this book will appeal to developers who are early in their learning journey as well as experienced practitioners.

  • Build a serverless application with Google Cloud Run
  • Learn approaches for building containers with (and without) Docker
  • Explore Google Cloud's managed relational database: Cloud SQL
  • Use HTTP sessions to make every user's experience unique
  • Explore identity and access management (IAM) on Cloud Run
  • Provision Google Cloud resources using Terraform
  • Learn how to handle background task scheduling on Cloud Run
  • Move your service from Cloud Run to Knative Serving with little effort

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Fabio Beoni
March 11, 2023
This book is better than Google made courses on Cloud Run. It made the difference in getting a clear understanding of the technology. Diagrams included are top, use cases and exercises made of basic but useful real cases. The author shares real case scenarios highlighting edge cases you normally won't think about.
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About the author

Wietse Venema is a cloud architect at, a Dutch cloud consultancy that helps companies like, ING, DHL, Royal Flora Holland, and Port of Rotterdam build what's next in the public cloud. As an engineer, he is always looking to find clear solutions for complex problems. He splits his time between consulting, engineering, and training other developers.

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