Google Cloud Functions on .NET

.NET for Google Cloud Functions (Alpha) I spoke at many .NET conferences over the last 3-4 years and one of the top requests I always received was: When will .NET be supported on Cloud Functions? Unfortunately, I didn’t have a good answer for a while. That all changed last month with the following tweet from Jon Skeet from our C# team: I'm thrilled that .NET support is coming to Google Cloud Functions, along with the . [Read More]

.NET Core 3.1 updates in Cloud Shell and App Engine flexible environment

.NET Core 3.1 updates on Google Cloud .NET Core 3.1 was released on December 3rd, 2019 and is a LTS release, supported for three years. In Google Cloud, you could already deploy .NET Core 3.1 containers in Cloud Run (see cloud-run-dotnetcore-31) and also in App Engine flexible environment with a custom runtime. We recently extended .NET Core 3.1 support in a couple of ways: Cloud Shell now supports . [Read More]

Daily COVID-19 cases notification Pipeline with Knative Eventing, BigQuery, Matplotlib and SendGrid

Motivation When I started working from home in mid-March, I was totally obsessed with COVID-19 news. I was constantly checking number of cases and news from the UK (where I currently live) and from Cyprus (where I’m originally from). It took me a couple of weeks to realize how unproductive this was. I started limiting myself to check for news once a day. This definitely helped me to regain sanity and productivity but it was manual. [Read More]

Event-Driven Image Processing Pipeline with Knative Eventing

In this post, I want to talk about an event-driven image processing pipeline that I built recently using Knative Eventing. Along the way, I’ll tell you about event sources, custom events and other components provided by Knative that simply development of event-driven architectures. Requirements Let’s first talk about the basic requirements I had for the image processing pipeline: Users upload files to an input bucket and get processed images in an output bucket. [Read More]

Workload Identity Authentication for Knative v0.14.0 on GKE

If you ever used Knative on Google Cloud, you must have heard of Knative-GCP project. As the name suggests, Knative-GCP project provides a number of sources such as CloudPubSubSource, CloudStorageSource, CloudSchedulerSource and more to help reading various Google Cloud sources into your Knative cluster. I recently updated my Knative Tutorial to use the latest Knative Eventing release v0.14.2 and its corresponding Knative-GCP release v0.14.0. I ran into a weird authentication problem that I want to outline here. [Read More]

Migrating from Knative Build to Tekton Pipelines

Knative 0.8.0 and Build Deprecation Knative 0.8.0 came out a couple of weeks ago with a number of fixes and improvements. One of the biggest changes in 0.8.0 is that Knative Build is now deprecated according to docs: Knative Installation docs also only include Knative Serving and Eventing without mentioning Build: kubectl apply \-f \\ \-f \\ \-f Good to know but there’s no explanation on why Knative Build was deprecated and any guidance on what is the replacement, if any. [Read More]