Cloud Resume Challenge – Summary, Learnings & Next Steps

For the past few weeks I’ve been working to complete the Cloud Resume Challenge. The challenge is intended for people (such as myself) who are looking to move into a more technical role in Cloud specifically, and have technical skills but not the most techie of CVs! The challenge outlines a number of technologies and … Read more

Cloud Resume Challenge – Visitor Counter Part 4, JavaScript

Now that we have our API up and running, it’s time to add some JavaScript code to the front-end to call the API and display the results as a visitor count. JavaScript has long been the language used to add functionality and interactivity to otherwise static webpages. Historically, JavaScript has usually run in-browser at the … Read more

Cloud Resume Challenge – Visitor Counter Part 3, API Gateway

So, I’ve built a functioning API with Cloud Run and Datastore. Technically speaking, I now have a URL that my frontend JavaScript code could use to query and update the visitor count but there are a few reasons not to do this. It’s better to expose an API via a dedicated platform that centralises authentication, … Read more

Cloud Resume Challenge – Visitor Counter Part 2, API (Python & Cloud Run)

This part of the challenge requires that – rather than querying and updating the database directly from our JavaScript code – I should instead build an API in Python using either of the serverless solutions Cloud Functions or Cloud Run, and that we then put an API Gateway in front of that. Let’s unpack that … Read more

Cloud Resume Challenge – Visitor Counter Part 1, Database

In the earlier parts of the challenge, I’d been working through the steps sequentially (for the most part!) Now we come to building the visitor counter, I feel like I need to approach things a little differently. The brief is to use Javascript make an API POST request from API Gateway, which activates a Cloud … Read more