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Learning Azure Functions

By : Mitesh Soni, Manisha Yadav
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Learning Azure Functions

By: Mitesh Soni, Manisha Yadav

Overview of this book

Functions help you easily run small pieces of code in cloud with Azure functions without worrying about a whole application or the infrastructure to run it. With Azure functions, you can use triggers to execute your code and bindings to simplify the input and output of your code. This book will start with the basics of Azure Functions. You will learn the steps to set up the environment and the tools that we will be using in the further chapters. Once you have a better understanding of this, we will be creating our first hello world function app. Later you will be introduced to triggers, how they are used to activate a function, and how binding can be used to output results of a function.You will also explore the steps to create an assembly with complex functionality that can be used by functions. Next, this book will teach you to scale your functions and use them to process data, integrate systems, and build simple APIs and microservices. Finally, this book will cover some diagnostic techniques with Azure App services and best practices of working with Azure Functions. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the techniques of scaling your Azure functions and making the most of serverless architecture.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


So finally, we are at the end of the first chapter of this book.

In this chapter, we have discussed serverless architecture with the evolution of cloud computing. We covered the definition of cloud computing, cloud service models, cloud deployment models, and so on.

We discussed in detail about IaaS and PaaS and how they have matured and how the use cases have changed and why. We touched upon serverless computing and its visible benefits as an evolution.

We also discussed in detail Azure Function, saw an overview of how the function is executed in a free trial, and got a basic understanding of the Microsoft Azure platform.

In the last section of this chapter, we covered some of the differences between Web App AWS Lambda and Azure Functions.

In the next chapter, we will discuss Azure Functions, its architecture, and other details and we will create our first function in the Microsoft Azure subscription.