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Azure Functions Fundamentals

by Mark Heath

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.

What you'll learn

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.

In this intermediate level Azure Functions course you will 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!

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What is Azure Functions?

Azure Functions is a service that lets you launch serverless applications and run event-triggered code on Microsoft Azure without the need to explicity manage infrastructure.

What are some benefits of Azure Functions?

Some of the benefits of Azure Functions include:

  • More productive app development process
  • It helps in processing data
  • It coordinates with different systems for IoT
  • It helps in building simple APIs and microservices
  • It helps handle events at scale with minimal cost
What will I learn in this course?

You will learn how to write serverless code through Azure Functions. Some topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Azure Functions
  • Serverless architecture
  • Azure Functions pricing
  • Creating your first Azure function
  • Understanding triggers and bindings
  • Building a function pipeline
  • Deploying Azure Functions
  • Working with Function keys
  • Much more
Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn Azure Functions fundamentals. If you want to write serverless code and handle events at scale then this is the course for you!

Are there any prerequisites?

This is an intermediate level course, so it assumes some experience with Microsoft Azure as well as a working knowledge of a programming language such as C# or JavaScript.

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. He is passionate about continually improving his skills and training other developers, and in recent years has been particularly focused on the challenges of creating scalable and reliable Azure-deployed systems. In his (very limited) spare t... more

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