Learning Azure Functions

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Learn
  • Understand the folder structure of a function and the purposes of the files
  • Deploy a function and test it
  • Explore the common triggers that are used to activate a function
  • Discover how bindings can be used to output the results of a function
  • Build a dll that has functionality that can be leveraged by a function
  • Chain functions to allow the invocation of one function from another
  • Understand how to monitor the health of your functions
About

Functions help you easily run small pieces of code in cloud with Azure functions without worrying about a whole application or the infrastructure to run it. With Azure functions, you can use triggers to execute your code and bindings to simplify the input and output of your code.

This book will start with the basics of Azure Functions. You will learn the steps to set up the environment and the tools that we will be using in the further chapters. Once you have a better understanding of this, we will be creating our first hello world function app. Later you will be introduced to triggers, how they are used to activate a function, and how binding can be used to output results of a function.You will also explore the steps to create an assembly with complex functionality that can be used by functions. Next, this book will teach you to scale your functions and use them to process data, integrate systems, and build simple APIs and microservices. Finally, this book will cover some diagnostic techniques with Azure App services and best practices of working with Azure Functions.

By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the techniques of scaling your Azure functions and making the most of serverless architecture.

Features
  • Learn to develop, manage, deploy, and monitor Azure functions in any language.
  • Make the most out of Azure functions to build scalable systems.
  • A step-by-step guide that will help you eliminate the pain points of implementing a serverless architecture.
Page Count 240
Course Length 7 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781787122932
Date Of Publication 27 Sep 2017

Authors

Mitesh Soni

Mitesh Soni is an avid learner with 10 years of experience in the IT industry. He is an SCJP, SCWCD, and VCP. Hes is IBM Urbancode- and IBM Bluemix-certified, and is also a Certified Jenkins Engineer. He loves DevOps and cloud computing, and he also has an interest in programming in Java. He finds design patterns fascinating and believes that a picture is worth a thousand words. He occasionally contributes to clean-clouds and etutorialsworld websites. He loves to play with his kids, fiddle with his camera, and take photographs at Indroda Park.

Manisha Yadav

Manisha Yadav is a system engineer. She has worked on Java-based projects, web application projects, and Azure and AWScloud services. She has experience of working with tools such as Jenkins and SonarQube.

She also has work experience on databases such as MySQL and MongoDB, and frontend technology such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Angular.

She loves to explore new cloud services and new technologies.

She loves traveling and spending time with her family. She also likes cooking.