Aspire Journeys

Serverless Deployments for Developers

  • 23 Courses | 37h 27m 12s
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In a nutshell, serverless computing is cloud computing directed primarily at software developers. During this Journey, participants explore Serverless computing's fundamentals and how to migrate their legacy applications and services to many of the new cloud platforms. We will explore the most common development languages for Serverless computing and explore each of the major cloud providers and how they are leveraging Serverless technologies.

Track 1: Beginning with Serverless Solutions

In this track of the Serverless Deployments for Developers Aspire journey, the focus will be on migrating to serverless, portability in the cloud, and serverless cloud development.

  • 8 Courses | 11h 11m 40s

Track 2: Developing Serverless Applications in the Cloud

In this track of the Serverless Deployments for Developers Aspire journey, the focus will be on serverless essentials, building AWS serverless applications, Azure serverless DevOps for developers, Azure serverless messaging and monitoring, and building and deploying serverless applications for GCP.

  • 15 Courses | 26h 15m 32s


Migrating to Serverless: Adopting Serverless Computing
Serverless computing allows developers to build and run applications without having to manage servers. Explore the evolution of cloud computing along with the features and applications of serverless architecture through this course. Over the length of the course, examine the cloud application maturity model, layers of the data center network architecture, and considerations for outsourcing IT operations. Furthermore, investigate the distinction between serverless computing and Platform as a Service (Paas), the impact of NoOps on serverless deployment, and migration of existing services and monolithic apps to a serverless architecture. Upon completion of this course, you'll have a good understanding of the benefits of serverless computing, use cases for serverless deployment, and steps involved in migrating to serverless.
14 videos | 1h
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Migrating to Serverless: Implementing Serverless Solutions
Implementing serverless solutions allows developers to move away from servers and infrastructure concerns and focus on building efficient applications. This course will acquaint you with the considerations and use cases for serverless implementation and the features and architectures of common serverless computing platforms. You'll recognize attributes of serverless systems, the concept of Function as a Service (FaaS), and the role of programming models in selecting serverless architectures and runtimes. You'll also examine the features of different serverless services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS), serverless computing and implementation costs, and use cases for multi-cloud serverless solutions. After finishing this course, you'll be able to identify the concerns, considerations, and costs related to serverless implementation and set up a development environment for building serverless applications.
14 videos | 1h
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Serverless Solutions: Evolving a Serverless Mindset
Implementing a serverless mindset can help enterprises scale their business and deliver focused, accelerated, and cost-effective solutions. Use this course to examine the benefits of serverless architectures and their impact on development processes and service delivery. Familiarize yourself with the distinction between containerized and serverless implementations, uses cases for serverless compute products, and how serverless influences DevOps and CloudOps mindsets. Having completed this course, you'll be able to recognize the advantages of serverless application architectures, business impacts and benefits of the serverless solutioning mindset, and the ecosystem of technologies involved in the deployment of serverless solutions.
14 videos | 1h
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Portability in the Cloud: Managing Cloud Portability & Interoperability
Cloud portability allows developers to transfer data, applications, and services from one cloud service to another with ease. Take this course to explore the features, principles, and benefits of data and application portability in the cloud. Over the length of this course, you'll delve into various elements of cloud computing portability: software development lifecycle, the role of specification in maximizing portability, application design considerations for interoperable software applications, the OpenAPI specification, containerization, and essential characteristics of Docker and Kubernetes that enable application portability. You'll also outline how to work with Application programming Interfaces (APIs) in Swagger and configure a development environment in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). After completing this course, you'll be able to identify key components of data and code portability in the cloud and how cloud portability allows re-usability and interoperability.
16 videos | 1h
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Portability in the Cloud: Application Portability in Multi-cloud
Application portability enables developers to move and adapt applications across multiple cloud service providers and eliminates the need for application redesign and redeployment. Use this course to discover the advantages and use cases of multi-cloud architectures. Through this course, you'll outline the use of open-source serverless frameworks in deploying serverless computing solutions, common multi-cloud portable app patterns, and Kubernetes environment configuration for multi-cloud application portability. You'll also investigate the considerations for cloud infrastructure selection for containerized applications, the use of Python in writing applications with functional programming, and how to work with CNCF-compatible buildpacks. Upon finishing this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to identify the portability and flexibility afforded by multi-cloud and recognize the purpose of containers in a multi-cloud environment.
10 videos | 51m
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Serverless Cloud Development: Runtime Environments
A fundamental aspect of cloud development is choosing the most suitable serverless computing framework provider and serverless environment development language for your serverless application project. Use this course to identify the languages used for serverless application development and the prominent serverless computing systems and their languages and runtimes. Getting hands-on, use the three most popular serverless computing services to set up local development environments. Then, deploy a reporting service using Serverless Framework Open Source CLI and serverless Azure Functions using Python and Visual Studio Code. When you're done with this course, you'll be equipped with the know-how to choose the ideal serverless computing provider and language for your deployment tasks.
12 videos | 1h
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Serverless Cloud Development: Serverless Applications with Diverse Languages & Environments
There are diverse languages and environments to choose from when building serverless applications. Developers should know which one to employ for which intricate task. Use the demonstrations in this course to set up REST APIs and HTTP GET endpoints using Serverless, Express, Node.js, Java, Ruby, Python, Maven, and Gradle on AWS and GCP. Furthermore, deploy HTTP Node.js Azure Functions, publish a Java Function project to Azure Functions, deploy and test a sample Serverless app using AWS SAM, and build a Web API using Go and AWS Lambda. Upon completing this course, you'll be able to conduct various essential serverless application development activities using several prominent services, frameworks, and languages.
14 videos | 1h
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Final Exam: Beginning with Serverless Solutions
Final Exam: Beginning with Serverless Solutions will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Beginning with Serverless Solutions track of the Skillsoft Aspire Serverless Deployments for Developers Journey.
1 video | 32s
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Developing Serverless Applications: AWS Serverless Essentials for Developers
Developing serverless applications for the cloud requires the knowledge of base components and essential tools. Use this course to familiarize yourself with serverless architectures and the tools of an AWS serverless deployment. This course will enable you to recognize the attributes and advantages of the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), the role of AWS Serverless Application Repository, and the features of Amazon SNS and SQS for implementing a fully-managed messaging service. You'll also discover prominent AWS Developer Tools services and the characteristics of AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), core components and benefits of AWS DynamoDB, and the creation of Rest APIs using AWS CDK. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to understand the AWS Serverless Application Model and identify the tools and components for writing serverless applications in the AWS cloud.
15 videos | 2h
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Serverless Applications: Implementing RESTful API using AWS
To build serverless applications, developers and project managers must know how to transition to an API-driven development environment. Use this course to learn how to leverage APIs within AWS's serverless platform. Distinguish between REST and SOAP APIs. Examine the purpose of the REST architecture style and the benefits of using REST APIs. Explore AWS API Gateway and the process of designing, building, and optimizing API Gateway to create REST APIs. Create HTTP APIs and API Gateway APIs. Implement AWS Lambda using Node.js. Then create Lambda functions to consume events from Amazon DynamoDB streams. Outline how to set up authentication and authorization in AWS serverless implementations. Work with Lambda authorizers and functions. Lastly, customize content delivered by CloudFront. Upon completing this course, you'll be able to build RESTful APIs and leverage them within the AWS serverless environment.
25 videos | 3h
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Serverless Applications: Debugging & Monitoring AWS Serverless Implementations
Testing, debugging, and monitoring serverless applications are critical tasks when building and deploying serverless solutions. Developers, engineers, and project managers alike can use this course to discover the most appropriate application, cloud, and automated testing mechanisms, frameworks, and tools for use with serverless implementations. Outline the challenges of testing cloud applications, the role of mock and dummy data in testing APIs, and the prominent testing strategies for local and cloud environments. Learn how to simplify Lambda function testing. Then practice testing and debugging serverless applications using AWS SAM and SAM CLI. Recognize the prominent AWS services for monitoring AWS applications. Explore the AWS Lambda console's role in monitoring AWS Lambda functions. Practice monitoring AWS Lambda functions and applications. Then fetch, tail, filter, and highlight Lambda function errors using AWS SAM CLI commands. Upon completion, you'll be able to discern the best methods for ensuring the smooth running of your serverless applications.
16 videos | 1h
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Azure Serverless Development Principles: Serverless Solutions Essentials
Azure offers numerous solutions for building and deploying scalable serverless applications successfully. This course shows developers and project managers how to use the various tools in Azure to enhance the serverless development and deployment experience. Investigate the prominent Azure serverless solutions, application development architectures, and execution environments. Explore the key features of Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, and the Azure serverless monitoring solutions. Examine how to create and deploy Azure serverless services using Azure tools and Visual Studio Code and validate Azure functions. Upon completion, you'll recognize why the various Azure serverless services and app development tools help infrastructure management and how to start using them.
10 videos | 1h