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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 how to create, build, and debug an Azure Function using Azure Functions Core Tools, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Code. Also, you discovered how to implement the OpenAPI Specification in our HTTP triggered function and how to expose your local functions on the internet using ngrok.

Azure Functions Core Tools is the main tool you can use to create, host, and manage your Azure Functions. Using this tool, you can write Azure Functions in C#, JavaScript, Java, and Python and build and host them in your local development environment. Along with this tool, you can use a whole series of tools that allow you to enhance your development and debugging experience. Of course, a better development experience is provided by using a modern IDE such as Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code but you can write your functions with your favorite IDE and operating...