Beginning Serverless Architectures with Microsoft Azure

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  • Identify the key advantages and disadvantages of serverless development
  • Build a fully-functioning serverless application and utilize a wide variety of Azure services
  • Create, deploy, and manage your own Azure Functions in the cloud
  • Implement core design principles for writing effective serverless code

Many businesses are rapidly adopting a microservices-first approach to development, driven by the availability of new commercial services like Azure Functions and AWS Lambda. In this book, we’ll show you how to quickly get up and running with your own serverless development on Microsoft Azure. We start by working through a single function, and work towards integration with other Azure services like App Insights and Cosmos DB to handle common user requirements like analytics and highly performant distributed storage. We finish up by providing you with the context you need to get started on a larger project of your own choosing, leaving you equipped with everything you need to migrate to a cloud-first serverless solution.

  • Provides information on integration of Azure products
  • Plan and implement your own serverless backend to meet tried-and-true development standards
  • Includes step-by-step instructions to help you navigate advanced concepts and application integrations
Page Count 100
Course Length 3 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781789537048
Date Of Publication 24 Jul 2018


Daniel Bass

Daniel Bass studied for a Masters of Physics at University College London before becoming a developer at a large financial company. He's part of a team that develops complex backend systems entirely on Azure, making heavy use of event-driven Azure Functions and Azure Data Lake. He's currently working with Azure Web Apps, Sitecore CMS and Build and Release Automation using Visual Studio Team Services.