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Writing and Testing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017

by Jason Roberts

In this course, you will learn how to bring the full power of the .NET ecosystem to Azure Function development using the familiar and powerful environment of Visual Studio.

What you'll learn

Previous incarnations of Azure Functions used C# script files. With the latest release, you can develop Azure Functions that use standard C# class files. This means you can use all your prior .NET knowledge to easily create Azure Functions whilst utilizing the powerful development environment that is Visual Studio. In this course, Writing and Testing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017, you will learn how to set up your local development environment to develop and test Azure Functions locally. You will then learn how to create Azure Functions that are triggered from incoming HTTP requests. In addition, you will learn about integrating with Azure Storage queues and blobs, Azure Service Bus, and Azure Event Hubs. By the end of this course, you will be able to create an Azure Functions project from scratch in Visual Studio, write and debug functions locally, create unit tests, and publish your finished Azure Functions App to the cloud.

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About the author

With over 15 years of experience in both frontend and backend software development, Jason Roberts is a freelance developer, trainer, and author. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computing, is the author of several books, and writes at his blog Jason is an open source contributor and in addition to enterprise software development, he has designed and developed Windows Store and Windows Phone apps.

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