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Google Cloud Functions Playground

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.


Google Cloud offers the possibility to create and configure resources, such as serverless functions and triggers, that will help you create and maintain highly scalable, serverless, and secure application infrastructure. Cloud Functions skills in Google Cloud are also essential for attaining certifications like the Professional Cloud Developer certification. For such certifications and in order to be able to build solutions in Google Cloud, a good grasp of Cloud Functions principles is needed.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. The goal is to be able to experiment and learn with little start time or overhead. Feel free to experiment with creating and configuring functions, storage triggers, as well as pub/sub triggers. You'll have the permissions necessary to manage all the Cloud Function resources. Make sure that each function has a maximum memory of 256 MB, a maximum timeout of 60 seconds, and that has a maximum of one instance. Enjoy!

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Google Cloud administrators
  • Cloud developers and serverless curious
  • Individuals who need to create and maintain a serverless solution on Google Cloud


You may benefit from being familiar with Google Cloud Functions service. The following labs cover this topic:

About the author

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Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.

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Google Cloud Functions Playground