Azure Functions Fundamentals

Discover how Azure Functions allows you to easily write serverless code in your language of preference to handle events at scale, with minimal overhead and cost.
Course info
Rating
(66)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 28, 2017
Duration
3h 15m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(66)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 28, 2017
Duration
3h 15m
Description

Azure Functions enables you to write serverless code to handle events at scale, with minimal overhead and cost. In this course, Azure Functions Fundamentals, you'll learn what Azure Functions is intended for, why you might want to use it, and you're going to see loads of demos of how simple it is to create your own functions. First, you'll learn how to work with both C# and JavaScript functions. Next, you'll use many different triggers and binding types supported by Azure functions including monitoring queues. Then, you'll explore how to work with blob storage, sending emails, and how to develop in Visual Studio or from the command line with a text editor, if you prefer. Finally, you'll discover how to automate deployments, as well as how to debug and monitor our functions. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to create, deploy, and manage your own Azure Functions applications.

About the author
About the author

Mark Heath is a software developer based in Southampton, England, working for NICE Systems as a software architect creating cloud based digital evidence management systems for the police. He is the creator of NAudio, an open source audio framework for .NET.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi, my name’s Mark Heath and welcome to my course Azure Functions Fundamentals. I work as software architect and senior developer at NICE Systems, where I’m currently helping to create Azure -based digital evidence management systems for the Police.

Now Azure Functions is a brand new addition to the Azure platform and it opens the door to a new style of programming known as serverless, and this allows you to move rapidly, to be able to scale with ease and to keep your costs to a minimum.

And in this course, I’m going to explain what Azure Functions is intended for, why you might want to use it, and we’re going to see loads of demos of how simple it is to create your own functions.

Some of the major topics that we’ll cover include:

  • working with both C# and JavaScript functions
  • we’ll use many of the different triggers and binding types supported by Azure functions including monitoring queues
  • working with blob storage and sending emails
  • we’ll also see how you can develop in Visual Studio or from the command line with a text editor if you prefer
  • we’ll learn to automate deployments, as well as how to debug and monitor our functions
And by the end of this course, you’ll be ready to create, deploy and manage your own Azure Functions applications, and I also hope that you’ll have lots of ideas for how you can incorporate them into your own cloud based applications, as I really think they’re applicable in a very wide range of scenarios.

And you’ll be able to follow along with this course even if you’ve never used Azure before, and although I’ll be using C# and JavaScript for most of the function demos, you can actually use several different languages to create Azure Functions, so much of what we’ll be learning is relevant whichever your language of preference is.

So I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn about Azure Functions with the Azure Functions Fundamentals course, at Pluralsight.