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Deploy a Serverless App for Image Processing

In this project you will learn about Serverless Computing, will practice deploying a real application to a serverless environment based on IBM Cloud Code Engine powered by Kubernetes and Knative open source projects.



BeginnerGuided Project


  • English


  • IBM

Estimated Effort

  • 1 hours
About This Guided Project

About This Guided Project

You probably have heard Serverless Computing, Lambda, Kubernetes, Knative and other buzzwords thrown arround. By the time you complete this project in only 30 minutes you will not just learn how to play buzword bingo, you will actually deploy your first cloud native application in to a serverless infrastructure. You will see how your app will scale with user demand and how it can scale to zero so it costs you absolutely nothing when people are not actively using your app. You will understand how the new kind of serverless computing based on Kubernates and Knative is a real game changer for testing and experimenting with ideas and how invaluable it is when launching MVP (Minimum Viable Product).

In this project you will be using IBM Cloud Code Engine to deploy a simple app that creates thumbnails for photo images. The goal of the project is not to develop such app but to learn how to deploy any type of an app in to a modern serverless environment powered by Kubernetes and Knative, specifically, IBM Cloud Code Engine.


You will need to create an IBM Cloud account and secure it with a credit card. The free resources allowed by the IBM Cloud Code Engine should be sufficient to complete this project and your credit card will not be charged if you stay within the free resource limits of your account.

Project Staff

Doug Davis

Doug Davis

Delivering the next generation container-based hosting platform for IBM Cloud. As both a Technical Product Manager and Architect, it's a very unique role in which I get the opportunity to shape the direction of the project from multiple perspectives. This allows me to leverage my expertise in cloud computing, open-source technologies and leadership roles in external organizations (such as the CNCF) to provide very broad perspectives in both internal and external activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to install any software to participate in this project?

Everything you need to complete this project will be provided to you via the Skills Network Labs and it will all be available via a standard web browser.

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