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Knative in Action

Published by Manning Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Knative in Action teaches you to build complex and efficient serverless applications.

Summary
Take the pain out of managing serverless applications. Knative, a collection of Kubernetes extensions curated by Google, simplifies building and running serverless systems. Knative in Action guides you through the Knative toolkit, showing you how to launch, modify, and monitor event-based apps built using cloud-hosted functions like AWS Lambda. You’ll learn how to use Knative Serving to develop software that is easily deployed and autoscaled, how to use Knative Eventing to wire together disparate systems into a consistent whole, and how to integrate Knative into your shipping pipeline.

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About the technology
With Knative, managing a serverless application’s full lifecycle is a snap. Knative builds on Kubernetes orchestration features, making it easy to deploy and run serverless apps. It handles low-level chores—such as starting and stopping instances—so you can concentrate on features and behavior.

About the book
Knative in Action teaches you to build complex and efficient serverless applications. You’ll dive into Knative’s unique design principles and grasp cloud native concepts like handling latency-sensitive workloads. You’ll deliver updates with Knative Serving and interlink apps, services, and systems with Knative Eventing. To keep you moving forward, every example includes deployment advice and tips for debugging.

What's inside

    Deploy a service with Knative Serving
    Connect systems with Knative Eventing
    Autoscale responses for different traffic surges
    Develop, ship, and operate software

About the reader
For software developers comfortable with CLI tools and an OO language like Java or Go.

About the author
Jacques Chester has worked in Pivotal and VMWare R&D since 2014, contributing to Knative and other projects.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Introducing Knative Serving

3 Configurations and Revisions

4 Routes

5 Autoscaling

6 Introduction to Eventing

7 Sources and Sinks

8 Filtering and Flowing

9 From Conception to Production

Jacques Chester is an engineer at VMware, via the Pivotal acquisition. He has worked in R&D since 2015, contributing to several projects, including Knative. Before R&D, Jacques worked for Pivotal Labs as a consulting software engineer.