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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

Creating an API Management instance

Creating an instance of API Management is very simple: you just have to define the name of the instance (that becomes the root URL of API Gateway), the organization name (your company), the email of the admin user (to receive notifications from the API Management), the Azure location (in terms of subscription, resource group, and region) and, of course, the pricing tier:

As you can see in the preceding screenshot, there are five pricing tiers for API Management:

  • Developer: This is the tier for developer and test purposes. You should only use it for test and evaluation purposes, and not in production.
  • Basic, Standard, and Premium: These are the production tiers with a fixed monthly price. Every tier has a different capacity (scale units, caching, and number of calls per second) and, of course, a different price.
  • Consumption: This is the serverless...