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Beginning Azure Functions

Building Scalable and Serverless Apps


  • Addresses complicated topics such as triggers, bindings, and webhooks with real-time examples

  • Covers durable Azure functions

  • Discusses creating Azure functions with examples and case studies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rahul Sawhney
    Pages 1-6
  3. Rahul Sawhney
    Pages 7-24
  4. Rahul Sawhney
    Pages 53-86
  5. Rahul Sawhney
    Pages 87-121
  6. Rahul Sawhney
    Pages 123-153
  7. Rahul Sawhney
    Pages 155-171
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-177

About this book


Create highly scalable apps and monitor Azure functions in production using Azure Functions 2.0. This book takes you through durable functions for statefulness and covers not only the basics, but also how to create bindings in durable functions. It is a deep dive into the Azure Functions serverless API and will guide you through the process of converting monolithic applications to use Azure functions.
The author starts by giving an overview of serverless architecture and Azure functions along with Azure App Services. You will then learn to create basic Azure functions using the Azure portal and Visual Studio. Next, you will create a serverless API using Azure Functions and migrate an existing application to Azure Functions. Finally, you will deploy an Azure function and monitor it in production. Here you will deploy the Azure function using ARM templates and secure and configure CORS for Azure functions. 

After reading this book, you will be able to understand Azure functions and create them using the Azure portal and Visual Studio. 

You will:
  • Understand and use triggers and bindings in an Azure function 
  • Create a serverless API using Azure Functions and OpenAPI
  • Deploy an Azure function and monitor it in production
  • Understand durable Azure functions, including scalability, disaster recovery, and geo-distribution


Azure Functions Durable Functions Deployment of Azure Functions Testing Azure Functions Serverless API Serverless Pipeline Azure Function Disaster Recovery Azure Function

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HyderabadIndia

About the authors

Rahul works as a software developer with Microsoft, India and is a Microsoft certified Azure Developer and Architect. He has more than five years of experience in IT where he has worked in various software development roles. He has worked on various projects on ASP.Net Core, Entity Framework, Web API, AngularJS, SQL Server, and Azure. His cloud technologies exposure includes working on Azure Functions, Microservices, Azure AD, Azure Blob Storage,ARM Templates, Azure Storage Queues, App Service and Traffic Manager. 

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