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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

Kudu – the Azure Function deployment service

Kudu is the open source engine used by Azure to deploy Azure websites. It can also run outside Azure and is used to deploy the Azure Functions.

Kudu is also used by Azure when you deploy something from a Git repository.

Every App Service you create in Azure has a service site identified by the initials scm, which runs an instance of Kudu and a set of website extensions.

If your website is, the service site URL will be

The scm service site has the following properties:

  • If you configure the website with your custom host name, the service site URL remains the same (
  • The site uses single sign-on, which means that if you are logged into the Azure portal, you are automatically logged into the scm site.
  • If you want to use another...