The OpenFaaS community has formed and grown rapidly over the past 10 months since I had the idea to create a Serverless FaaS framework targeting a container orchestrator like Docker Swarm or Kubernetes. Many of the new contributions we take are around the CLI - my take is that the CLI is the first experience of OpenFaaS for developers so it's where they want to contribute.
This blog post introduces an idea we're starting to evaluate on the OpenFaaS project called Pods. In the container world (specifically from Kubernetes) a Pod is a group of containers which share resources and can get in touch with each other easily - they're also scheduled on the same host in a group.
OpenFaaS values simplicity for developers and operators and being an open-platform. We strive to make informed technology choices for you, but also make it easy for you to customise your deployments to suit your team and business.
It's important to know that OpenFaaS needs to be locked-down for use on the public Internet. We have several guides available for this ranging from a simple, batteries-included experience with Nginx to something much more customisable with Kong.
Did you know that there is now an official Docker image from Microsoft that can run .NET Core applications on your Raspberry Pi? Let's explore how to get started in this blog post.
I'm also providing a live screencast for this tutorial which you can use to follow-along or watch to see everything in action.
I'm starting this blog post in the airport at Copenhagen while drinking the most expensive coffee I've ever bought, but it doesn't matter because it's been a huge week for Docker Inc, the Dockercon attendees, myself and for the whole container community.