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Course Intro

The course is part of these learning paths

Developing, Implementing and Managing Azure Infrastructure

course-steps 10 certification 1 lab-steps 2

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions–70-532 Certification Preparation

course-steps 9 certification 1 lab-steps 2 quiz-steps 8

Internet of Things with Azure

course-steps 6

Contents

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Intro
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Course Intro2m 54s
Serverless in Context
2
In Context10m 8s
Functions Overview
3
Core Features3m 9s
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Creating Your First Function12m 34s
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Security1m 16s
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Using API Key Management10m 3s
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HTTP Proxies1m 21s
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Proxying Azure Blob Storage5m 3s
9
Triggers and Bindings3m 15s
10
Triggering on Queues and Binding to DocumentDB17m 34s
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Testing and Debugging2m 32s
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Deployment1m 24s
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Deploying From a Local Git Repo12m 22s
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Monitoring1m 36s
Getting the Most From Azure Functions
15
Use Cases2m 27s
16
Pricing3m 33s
17
Serverless in the Future1m 33s
Summary
18
Final thoughts1m 34s
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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration1h 34m
Students489

Description

An Introduction to Azure Functions

Serverless Computing has emerged as a capable and low-friction means to execute custom logic in the public cloud. Whether you're using Amazon Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, or Azure Functions, you have a wide variety of target languages, ecosystem integrations, and deployment mechanisms to choose from. All this while leaving the heavy lifting of server provisioning and maintenance to the experts, which gives you plenty of time to focus on your differentiated application functionality.

In this "Introduction to Azure Functions" course, you’ll learn how to build Azure Function applications in the cloud. You'll discover the core feature set of Functions and see how to integrate with a variety of sibling Azure services. You'll explore Function topics like security, monitoring, deployment, and testing best practices. You'll also learn about ideal Functions use cases and the pricing model. Finally, you'll learn about how we've arrived at the serverless computing model, and where serverless is likely to go in the future. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid foundation to continue exploring Functions on your own, and incorporating Azure Functions capability into your work.

An Introduction to Azure Functions: What You'll Learn

Lecture What you'll learn
Intro What to expect from this course
Serverless Computing In Context Understanding what serverless computing is, and how we got here
Core Features A high-level overview of what Azure Functions is, and its basic capabilities
Creating Your First Function A demo of creating your first function in the Azure portal
Security A review of security features in Azure Functions
Using API Key Management A demo of configuring an Azure Function to require API key use
HTTP Proxies A discussion of lightweight HTTP Proxy support
Proxying Azure Blob Storage A demo of using Functions' HTTP Proxy support to front Azure blob storage
Triggers and Bindings Event-based triggering of functions and declarative binding of inputs and outputs
Triggering on Queues and Binding to DocumentDB A demo of Triggering with Azure Queues and Binding Function Output to DocumentDB
Testing and Debugging Tools and techniques for working with Functions during the development cycle
Deployment Options for deploying Azure Function apps into production
Deploying From a Local Git Repo A demo of deploying a complete Azure Function app to the cloud, from a local Git repository
Monitoring Tools for monitoring Azure Functions during dev, test, and release
Use Cases A discussion of ideal use cases for serverless compute and Azure Functions
Pricing A review of how Functions are priced, and a demo of determining price using the Azure Pricing Calculator
Serverless in the Future A short discussion on the future of serverless in the cloud
Summary Course wrap up

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About the Author

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Josh Lane is a Microsoft Azure MVP and Azure Trainer and Researcher at Cloud Academy. He’s spent almost twenty years architecting and building enterprise software for companies around the world, in industries as diverse as financial services, insurance, energy, education, and telecom. He loves the challenges that come with designing, building, and running software at scale. Away from the keyboard you'll find him crashing his mountain bike, drumming quasi-rythmically, spending time outdoors with his wife and daughters, or drinking good beer with good friends.