Mastering Azure Serverless Computing

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By Lorenzo Barbieri , Massimo Bonanni
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    Section 1: Azure Functions 2.0 Fundamentals
About 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.

Publication date:
November 2019


Section 1: Azure Functions 2.0 Fundamentals

This section shows the reader how to create an Azure Function, how it works, how to customize it, and how to use languages other than C#.

It comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Developing and Running Azure Functions
  • Chapter 2, Customizing Your Azure Functions
  • Chapter 3, Programming Languages Supported in Azure Functions
About the Authors
  • Lorenzo Barbieri

    Lorenzo Barbieri specializes in cloud-native applications and application modernization on Azure and Office 365, Windows and cross-platform applications, Visual Studio, and DevOps, and likes to talk with people and communities about technology, food, and funny things. He is a speaker, a trainer, and a public speaking coach. He has helped many students, developers, and other professionals, as well as many of his colleagues, to improve their stage presence with a view to delivering exceptional presentations. Lorenzo works for Microsoft, in the One Commercial Partner Technical Organization, helping partners, developers, communities, and customers across Western Europe, supporting software development on Microsoft and OSS technologies.

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  • Massimo Bonanni

    Massimo Bonanni specializes in cloud application development and, in particular, in Azure compute technologies. Over the last 3 years, he has worked with important Italian and European customers to implement distributed applications using Service Fabric and microservices architecture. Massimo is an Azure technical trainer in Microsoft and his goal is to help customers utilize their Azure skills to achieve more and leverage the power of Azure in their solutions. He is also a technical speaker at national and international conferences, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a former MVP (for 6 years in Visual Studio and Development Technologies and Windows Development), an Intel Software innovator, and an Intel Black Belt.

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