Introducing Google Cloud Functions: deploying serverless microservices

Google Cloud Functions

Google Cloud Functions are the new guys in town and they come fully packed with great features such as:

  • Serverless Architecture
  • Triggered Based Behaviour
  • Optimized runtimes for Node.js 6,¬†Node.js 8, and Python3
  • Automatic Scaling
  • Pay Only for Function Executions

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Reading Files from Google Cloud Storage using Python

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It is very common to develop Python applications on Google Cloud Platform that read various files as blobs, which are then used for some further processing. To be able to achieve this ensure you have created a service account and you have downloaded the private key credential file as a JSON.¬† This is used to authenticate all requests sent to GCP resources such as Cloud Storage by the Python application. Continue reading “Reading Files from Google Cloud Storage using Python”