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Mastering Azure Serverless Computing

By : Lorenzo Barbieri, Massimo Bonanni
Book Image

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 what Event Grid is and how it works.

Event Grid is a serverless Azure service that allows you to listen to and route a great variety of cloud events from other services to one or more destinations (typically, other Azure services). Using Event Grid, you can easily implement an event-driven architecture, and your system can react and perform operations when something happens in one of the services of your solution.

After reading this chapter, you will be able to understand whether Event Grid is the right choice for your solution and if it is, how you can use it in the right way.

In the next section, you will learn some of the best practices you must use when you implement a serverless solution, as well as a set of possible scenarios for using serverless architecture.