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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)

Connecting to the Azure Cloud storage from local Visual Studio environment

In both of the previous recipes, you learned how to create and execute Azure Functions in a local environment. We have triggered the function from a local browser. However, in this recipe, you will learn how to trigger an Azure Function in your local environment when an event occurs in Azure. For example, when a new Blob is created in a storage account, you can have your function triggered on your local machine. This helps the developers test their applications upfront before they deploy them to the production environment.

Getting ready

  1. Create a storage account and a container named cookbookfiles in Azure.
  2. Install Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer from...