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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


  1. How many triggers can an Azure Function have?
    • They must always have only one trigger.
    • They cannot have triggers.
    • More than one trigger.
    • Zero or one trigger.
  2. How many bindings can an Azure Function have?
    • They must always have only one binding.
    • They cannot have bindings.
    • As many bindings as you want.
    • At most, one binding.
  3. What does TriggerListener do?
    • Manages custom events and executes Azure Functions when they occur.
    • Opens a socket connection to the Azure Functions runtime and tracks errors.
    • It is used by the runtime only to open HTTP connections to the internet.
  1. How can you add a custom extension to the Azure Functions runtime?
    • You need to modify the Azure Functions runtime source code and rebuild it.
    • You can use the AddExtension method of the IWebJobsBuilder interface in the configuration phase of the startup phase.
    • You cannot add a custom extension to...