Course – LS – All
announcement - icon

Get started with Spring Boot and with core Spring, through the Learn Spring course:


1. Overview

Quarkus allows us to deliver small artifacts with extremely fast boot time and lower first-contact response time.

In this tutorial, we’re going to explore the Funqy extension of the Quarkus framework.

2. What Is Funqy?

Quarkus Funqy is a solution that aims to provide a portable Java API which allows us to write serverless functions. We can easily deploy these functions to FAAS environments like AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and Kubernetes Knative. We can also use them as a standalone service.

3. Implementation

Let’s create a simple Greeting Function using Quarkus Funky and deploy it on a FAAS infrastructure. We can create a project using the Quarkus web interface. We can also use maven to create a project by executing the following command:

$ mvn io.quarkus:quarkus-maven-plugin:2.7.7.Final:create

We’re using quarkus-maven-plugin to create the project. It’ll generate a project skeleton with a function class.

Let’s import this project into our IDE to get a similar structure to that shown below:

Quarkus Project



3.1. Java Code

Let’s open the file and analyze the content:

public class MyFunctions {

    public String fun(FunInput input) {
        return String.format("Hello %s!", input != null ? : "Funqy");

    public static class FunInput {
        public String name;
        // constructors, getters, setters

The annotation @Funq marks the method as the entry point function. There can be, at most, only one method parameter, which may or may not return a response. The default function name is the annotated method name; we can update it by passing the name string in the @Funq annotation.

Let’s update the name to GreetUser and add a simple log statement:

public String fun(FunInput input) {"Function Triggered");

4. Deployment

Let’s now open the class and update the method name mentioned in the path in all test cases. We’ll first run it locally by running the following command:

$ ./mvnw quarkus:dev

It’ll start the server and execute the test cases.

Let’s test it using curl:

$ curl -X POST 'http://localhost:8080/GreetUser'
--header 'Content-Type: application/json'
--data-raw '{
    "name": "Baeldung"

It’ll give us the greeting response.

4.1. Kubernetes Knative

Let’s now deploy it on Kubernetes Knative. We’ll add the quarkus-funqy-knative-events dependency in the pom.xml file:


Let’s test it out with a unit test:

public void givenFunctionAPI_whenCallWithEvent_thenShouldReturn200() {
      .header("ce-specversion", "1.0")
      .header("ce-id", UUID.randomUUID().toString())
      .header("ce-type", "GreetUser")
      .header("ce-source", "test")
      .body("{ \"name\": \"Baeldung\" }")

Now let’s create the build and image of our application:

$ ./mvnw install
$ docker build -f src/main/docker/Dockerfile.jvm -t
  <<dockerAccountName>>/quarkus-funqy-project .
$ docker push <<ourDockerAccountName>>/quarkus-funqy-project

We’ll create the Kubernetes Knative configuration knative.yaml file in src/main/kubernetes directory used for resource creation:

kind: Service
  name: quarkus-funqy-project
      name: quarkus-funqy-project-v1
        - image:<<dockerAccountName>>/quarkus-funqy-project

Now we only need to create a broker, broker event configuration YAML file, and deploy all of them.

Let’s create a knative-trigger.yaml file:

kind: Trigger
  name: baeldung-event
  broker: baeldung
      type: GreetUser
      kind: Service
      name: quarkus-funqy-project
$ kn broker create baeldung
$ kubectl apply -f src/main/kubernetes/knative.yaml
$ kubectl apply -f src/main/kubernetes/knative-trigger.yaml

Let’s verify the pods and pod logs, as the pod should be running. The pod will automatically scale down to zero if we’re not sending any events. Let’s fetch the broker URL to send the event:

$ kubectl get broker baeldung -o jsonpath='{.status.address.url}'

Now, we can send events to this URL from any pod and see that a new pod of our Quarkus application will start if it’s already shut down. We can also check the logs to verify if our function is triggered:

$ curl -v "<<our_broker_url>>" 
  -H "Ce-Id: 1234"
  -H "Ce-Specversion: 1.0"
  -H "Ce-Type: GreetUser"
  -H "Ce-Source: curl"
  -H "Content-Type: application/json"
  -d "{\"name\":\"Baeldung\"}"

4.2. Cloud Deployments

We can similarly update our application to deploy on cloud platforms. However, only one Funqy function can be exported per cloud deployment. If our application has multiple Funqy methods, we can specify the active functions by adding the following in the file (replace GreetUser with active function name):


5. Conclusion

In this article, we’ve seen that Quarkus Funqy is a great addition that helps us run Java functions very easily on the Serverless infrastructure. We’ve learned about Quarkus Funqy and how to implement, deploy, and test it on a serverless environment.

As always, the complete source code of the examples is available over on GitHub.

Course – LS – All
announcement - icon

Get started with Spring Boot and with core Spring, through the Learn Spring course:


res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)
Comments are open for 30 days after publishing a post. For any issues past this date, use the Contact form on the site.