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Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook

By : Praveen Kumar Sreeram
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Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook

By: Praveen Kumar Sreeram

Overview of this book

Microsoft provides a solution to easily run small segment of code in the Cloud with Azure Functions. Azure Functions provides solutions for processing data, integrating systems, and building simple APIs and microservices. The book starts with intermediate-level recipes on serverless computing along with some use cases on benefits and key features of Azure Functions. Then, we’ll deep dive into the core aspects of Azure Functions such as the services it provides, how you can develop and write Azure functions, and how to monitor and troubleshoot them. Moving on, you’ll get practical recipes on integrating DevOps with Azure functions, and providing continuous integration and continous deployment with Visual Studio Team Services. It also provides hands-on steps and tutorials based on real-world serverless use cases, to guide you through configuring and setting up your serverless environments with ease. Finally, you’ll see how to manage Azure functions, providing enterprise-level security and compliance to your serverless code architecture. By the end of this book, you will have all the skills required to work with serverless code architecture, providing continuous delivery to your users.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Creating a release definition

Now that we know how to create a build definition and trigger an automated build in the VSTS, our next step is to release or deploy the package to an environment where the project stakeholders can review and provide feedback. In order to do that, first, we need to create a release definition in the same way that we created the build definitions.

Getting ready

I have used the new Release definition editor to visualize the deployment pipelines. The Release definition editor is still in preview. By the time you are reading this, if it is still in preview, then you can enable it by clicking on the profile image and then clicking on the Preview features link, as shown in the following figure: