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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)

Testing and validating Azure Function responsiveness using Application Insights

Any application is useful for any business only if it up and running. Applications might go down for multiple reasons, and the following are a few of them:

  • Any hardware failures such as server crash, bad hard disk, or any other hardware, or even an entire data center might go down, which might be very rare
  • There might be any software errors because of bad code or a deployment error
  • The site might receive unexpected traffic and the servers may not be capable of handling the traffic
  • There might be cases where your application is accessible from one country but not the others

It would be really helpful if we can get any notification if our site is not available or not responding to the user requests. Azure provides a few tools for us to help in alerting if the website is not responding or is down. One...