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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

Azure Functions and Java

Despite the fact that the Azure Functions Runtime supports Java, you cannot create a Java Azure Function using the Azure Function Core Tool in the same way that you created a JavaScript function in the previous section.

To create a Java Azure Function you need the Azure Function Core Tools, but you also must have the following:

The process to create a Java Azure Function is not simple and linear, but in the end, a Java Azure Function is a public method decorated with the @FunctionName annotation (as the FunctionName attribute for the C# functions). This method is the entry point for the function and it must be unique in the entire package.

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