Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook
Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook
Am introduction to serverless computing.
Every software application requires back-end components that are responsible for taking care of the business logic and storing data in some kind of storage, such as databases and filesystems. Each of these back-end components can be developed using different technologies. Azure serverless technology allows us to develop these back‑end APIs using Azure Functions. Azure Functions provides many out-of-the-box templates that solve the most common problems, such as connecting to storage and building web APIs.
This third edition of Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook guides you through the development of a basic back-end web API that performs simple operations, helping you understand how to persist data in Azure Storage services. You’ll cover the integration of Azure Functions with other cloud services, such as notifications (SendGrid and Twilio), Cognitive Services (computer vision), and Logic Apps, to build simple workflow-based applications. With the help of this book, you’ll be able to leverage Visual Studio tools to develop, build, test, and deploy Azure functions quickly. It also covers a variety of tools and methods for testing the functionality of Azure functions locally in the developer’s workstation and in the cloud environment.
Once you are familiar with the core features, you’ll explore advanced concepts such as durable functions, starting with a “hello world” example, and learn about the scalable bulk upload use case, which uses durable function patterns, function chaining, and fan-out/fan-in. By the end of this Azure book, you’ll have gained the knowledge and practical experience needed to be able to create and deploy Azure applications on serverless architectures efficiently.
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Some of the topics that will be discussed on, include:
- Implementing the continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) of Azure functions.
- Developing different event-based handlers in a serverless architecture.
- Integrating Azure functions with different Azure services to develop enterprise-level applications.
- Accelerating your cloud application development using Azure function triggers and bindings.
- Automating mundane tasks at various levels, from development to deployment and maintenance.
- Developing stateful serverless applications and self-healing jobs using durable functions.
The following is what you need for this book:
If you are a cloud developer or architect who wants to build cloud-native systems and deploy serverless applications with Azure functions, this book is for you. Prior experience with Microsoft Azure core services will help you to make the most out of this book.
For an optimal learning experience, we recommend the following configuration:
- Visual Studio 2019
- Storage Explorer
- Azure Functions Core Tools (formerly Azure CLI Tools)
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
- Memory: 4 GB RAM (8 GB preferred)
- Storage: 35 GB available space
This cookbook covers every aspect of serverless computing with Azure with a perfect blend of theory, hands-on coding, and helpful recipes. It contains several examples that use real-life business scenarios for you to practice and apply your new skills in a highly relevant context. Hardware and software requirements.
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The Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook will go through the development of a basic back-end web API that performs simple operations, helping you understand how to persist data in Azure Storage services.