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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

Who this book is for

This book is intended for people who already know serverless technologies but who require a more detailed understanding.

This book begins with a look at various tools that you can use to develop, test, and deploy solutions based on Azure Functions. You will learn how you can extend the Azure Functions runtime to support your custom triggers and bindings. You will also learn what programming languages Azure Functions supports, and how you can use the language extensibility to create support for your favorite language. With a strong foundation in Azure Functions 2.0, you will learn how to deploy and configure an Azure function and understand how you can test (using the dependency injection pattern inside your Azure Functions) and monitor a complete solution. You will also see how API Management and Event Grid can be used in a serverless manner. Toward the end of the book, you will get to grips with technical and cost-related best practices. The book will also show you how to use, and when to avoid, serverless in solutions that are under our control or that should incorporate parts from different sources.

By the end of the book, you will be working seamlessly with Azure Functions.