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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 discovered how the trigger and binding pipelines work and how you can leverage pipelines to customize your functions to adapt them to your business scenarios.

The Azure Functions extensions are a powerful tool you can use to adapt function triggers and bindings to your scenarios. You can leverage them to reuse your business code inside your functions with minimal effort. Actually, as you saw in this chapter, it is very simple to implement your custom triggers and bindings, but you always need to remember the serverless nature of Azure Functions: they are born to have great scalability, and triggers and bindings are important ingredients of that scalability. If your custom trigger or binding requires a great amount of memory or takes time to do its job, Azure Functions based on them will probably not be a great example of a serverless solution.