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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Kamil Mrzygłód

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is currently one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers thanks to its sophisticated set of services for building fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications. This second edition of Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through the various PaaS services available in Azure, including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, and Azure SQL Databases, showing you how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. Throughout the book, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, containerized solutions, and even search engines such as Azure Cognitive Search. That’s not all!! The book also covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door. By the end of this Azure book, you’ll be able to build modern applications on the Azure cloud using the most popular and promising technologies to make your solutions reliable, stable, and efficient.
Table of Contents (32 chapters)
Part 1: PaaS and Containers
Part 2: Serverless and Reactive Architecture
Part 3: Storage, Messaging, and Monitoring
Part 4: Performance, Scalability, and Maintainability

The features of Azure Functions

Azure Functions is not only about providing executable code that can be handled by the runtime. It allows for even more advanced scenarios, which make this service an excellent choice when you want to start developing quickly and with minimal configuration required. In this section, I will show you how to leverage more advanced features of functions and how to enhance your skill in using this Azure component.

Platform features

As you might recall, Azure Functions is built on top of App Service, which allows you to use multiple features that you already know, such as Custom domains, Application settings, and Authentication/Authorization. To check what is available, navigate to your function app in the Azure portal and search for the Settings section:

Figure 7.18 – The Settings section of Azure Functions

As you can see, we have a variety of different features available—what you are interested in depends solely...