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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

Understanding Azure API Management

Azure API Management is an Azure service that allows you to implement a consistent and secure access layer to your APIs. Thanks to API Management, you can easily add authentication, throttling, and caching features without changing the API code.

Furthermore, API Management allows you to make protocol changes to your APIs. You can easily publish a SOAP API with a REST protocol without modifying the code.

API Management is the ideal service if your business makes provision for the sale of online services through an API because it allows you to keep track of the uses that customers make of your APIs and thereby enable you to carry out precise billing.

Azure API Management comprises three components:

  • API Gateway: This is the endpoint to which you expose your APIs. It accepts external calls from your customers and routes them to the actual API in...