Hands-On Azure Functions with C#: Build Function as a Service (Faas) Solutions
Satapathi, Ashirwad, Mishra, Abhishek
The book starts with an introduction to Azure Functions and demonstrates triggers and bindings with use cases. The process to build an OTP mailer with Queue Storage Trigger and SendGrid output binding is presented, and timer triggers and blob storage binding are covered. Creating custom binding for Azure Functions and building a serverless API using Azure Functions and Azure SQL are discussed. You will know how to build a serverless API using Azure Functions and Azure Cosmos DB, and you will go over enabling application insights and Azure Monitor. Storing function secrets in Azure Key Vault is discussed as well as authentication and authorization using Azure Active Directory. You will learn how to secure your serverless apps using API Management and deploy your Azure Functions using IDEs.
Deploying your Azure Functions using CI/CD pipelines is demonstrated along with running Azure Functions in containers. You will learn how to leverage Azure Cognitive Services to build intelligent serverless apps. And the authors introduce you to Azure Durable functions and teach you how to integrate Azure Functions in the logic app workflow. They also discuss best practices and pitfalls to avoid while designing Azure Functions.
After reading this book, you will be able to design and deploy Azure Functions and implement solutions to real-world business problems through serverless applications.
What Will You Learn
- Monitor and secure Azure Functions
- Build and deploy Azure Functions
- Enable continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) DevOps strategies for Azure Functions
- Run Azure Functions on Azure Kubernetes Cluster
Who This Book Is For
Experienced developers, cloud architects, and tech enthusiasts in Azure
Ashirwad Satapathi is working as a software developer with a leading IT firm and has expertise in building scalable applications with .NET Core. He has a deep understanding of building full-stack applications using .NET and Azure PaaS and serverless offerings. He is an active blogger in the C# Corner developer community. He was awarded the C# Corner MVP (September 2020) for his remarkable contributions to the developer community.
Abhishek Mishra is an architect with a leading software multinational company and has deep expertise in designing and building enterprise-grade Intelligent Azure and .NET-based architectures. He is an expert in .NET full stack, Azure (PaaS, IaaS, serverless), Infrastructure as Code, Azure Machine Learning, Intelligent Azure (Azure Bot Services and Cognitive Services), and Robotics Process Automation. He has a rich 15+ years of experience working across top organizations in the industry. He loves blogging and is an active blogger in the C# Corner developer community. He was awarded the C# Corner MVP (December 2018 and 2019) for his contributions to the developer community.