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.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name's Jason Roberts. Welcome to my course, Writing and Testing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017. I'm a Microsoft MVP, freelance developer, and author. In this course, we're going to learn how to get started creating serverless applications with Azure Functions right from inside Visual Studio. Some of the major topics that we'll cover in this course include how to set up a new Functions project, how to respond to events such as HTTP requests or new message queue items, how to test functions locally on your development machine, and how to publish functions to the cloud. By the end of this course, you'll understand how to create Azure Functions that integrate with other cloud services, test and debug functions locally, and deploy functions to Azure or from within the familiar Visual Studio environment. Before beginning the course, it's recommended that you have at least a basic understanding of C#. I hope you'll join me on this journey with the Writing and Testing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017 course, at Pluralsight.