Learning Apache Openwhisk: Developing Open Serverless Solutions

Sciabarra Michele

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2019-07-23
  • 定價: $2,090
  • 售價: 9.5$1,986
  • 貴賓價: 9.0$1,881
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 400
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1492046167
  • ISBN-13: 9781492046165
  • 相關分類: Serverless

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Serverless computing greatly simplifies software development. Your team can focus solely on your application while the cloud provider manages the servers you need. This practical guide shows you step-by-step how to build and deploy complex applications in a flexible multicloud, multilanguage environment using Apache OpenWhisk. You'll learn how this platform enables you to pursue a vendor-independent approach using preconfigured containers, microservices, and Kubernetes as your cloud operating system.

Michele Sciabarr demonstrates how to build a serverless application using classical design patterns and the programming language or languages that best fit your task. You'll start by building a simple serverless application hands-on before diving into the more complex aspects of the OpenWhisk platform.

  • Examine how OpenWhisk's serverless architecture works, including the use of packages, actions, sequences, triggers, rules, and feeds
  • Learn how OpenWhisk compares to existing architectures, such as Java Enterprise Edition
  • Manipulate OpenWhisk features using the command-line interface or a JavaScript API
  • Design applications using common Gang of Four design patterns
  • Use architectural design patterns such as model-view-controller to combine several OpenWhisk actions
  • Learn how to test and debug your code in a serverless environment


Michele Sciabarrà is a veteran of Information Technology, currently CEO of a consultancy focused on Kubernetes and Serverless solutions (sciabarra.com), and a contributor of the Apache OpenWhisk project: most notably he is the author of the runtime for the Go programming language.