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Mastering Azure Serverless Computing

By : Lorenzo Barbieri, Massimo Bonanni
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Mastering Azure Serverless Computing

By: Lorenzo Barbieri, Massimo Bonanni

Overview of this book

Application development has evolved from traditional monolithic app development to using serverless options and microservices. This book is designed to guide you through using Microsoft's Azure Functions to process data, integrate systems, and build simple APIs and microservices. You will discover how to apply serverless computing to speed up deployment and reduce downtime. You'll also explore Azure Functions, including its core functionalities and essential tools, along with understanding how to debug and even customize Azure Functions. In addition to this, the book will take you through how you can effectively implement DevOps and automation in your working environment. Toward the concluding chapters, you'll cover some quick tips, troubleshooting techniques, and real-world serverless use cases that will help you make the most of serverless computing. By the end of this book, you will have gained the skills you need to develop and deliver cost-effective Azure serverless solutions.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Section 1: Azure Functions 2.0 Fundamentals
Section 2: Azure Functions 2.0 Deployment and Automation
Section 3: Serverless Orchestration, API Management, and Event Processing
Section 4: Real-World Serverless Use Cases


In this chapter, you learned about Logic Apps, how you can use them to integrate external systems in an enterprise environment, and how you can reuse them using templates.

Logic Apps are a powerful tool that can be used to orchestrate workflow and exchange data between different systems. The designer approach allows you to quickly create your workflow, and the extensibility provides you with great flexibility. Over 200 connectors give you a set of building blocks that are ready to implement the most frequently used scenarios. Finally, using the template you can reuse your app when required.

In the next chapter, you will learn more about API management; a method that you can use to empower your API (REST or SOAP), while also adding security, caching, monitoring, and some enterprise-grade features, without modifying the code of your API.