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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

Advantages of API Management

The Azure API Management service doesn't have a free tier you can use to try and test it. Even the Developer tier has a monthly cost (you can use the Consumption tier, which allows you to have a number of free calls each month, but, with that tier, you don't have the developer portal).

So, the question may be: Why should you use it and pay?

One of the answers may be that it depends: it depends on what your business is, what kind of API you have to expose, how much chance you have of modifying your APIs, and so on.

Of course, API Management is not the answer to every scenario, so you should evaluate carefully whether you should use it.

In this section, we'll try to list all the advantages you can leverage if you use API Management, while the bigger disadvantage is, of course, the cost.

You can find out more information about pricing and...