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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


This is the last chapter and we have finished our journey with Azure Functions.

We started our journey with a discussion of serverless architecture with the evolution of cloud computing and we discussed in detail IaaS and PaaS.

After that we discussed Azure Functions and looked at the differences between Web App AWS Lambda and Azure Functions. We created our first function that processed a photograph and created a thumbnail. We discussed the architecture of a trigger and different types of triggers available in Azure.

In the middle of our journey, we learned about binding with the Azure Function and Webhook. After that we created a real-life example of an Azure Function and we configured Continuous Integration using the Build definition and Continuous Delivery using the Release definition.

At the end of our journey, we covered how to monitor a Functions App using the available monitoring in the Function App itself.

In this chapter we looked at other languages for writing code in Azure...