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Mastering Azure Serverless Computing

A practical guide to building and deploying enterprise-grade serverless applications using Azure Functions

Author: Lorenzo Barbieri, Massimo Bonanni, Published on 22-Nov-2019, Language: English


Become an expert in implementing Azure Functions to work seamlessly with your serverless applications

Key Features

  • Develop scalable, robust multi-tier apps without worrying about infrastructure needs
  • Deploy and manage cost-effective and highly available serverless apps using Azure Functions
  • Accelerate enterprise-level application development by seamlessly integrating different cloud services with Azure Functions

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Create and deploy advanced Azure Functions
  • Learn to extend the runtime of Azure Functions
  • Orchestrate your logic through code or a visual workflow
  • Add caching, security, routing, and filtering to your APIs
  • Use serverless technologies in real-world scenarios
  • Understand how to apply DevOps and automation to your working environment

Who this book is for

This book is designed for cloud administrators, architects, and developers interested in building scalable systems and deploying serverless applications with Azure Functions. Prior knowledge of core Microsoft Azure services and Azure Functions is necessary to understand the topics covered in this book.

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.

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.