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Introduction to Azure Functions

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration46m
Students497
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Description

This course is an introduction to Azure Functions. It explains how Azure Functions are little bits of your application logic that live in the cloud. The course includes how to activate—or what we call trigger—your Azure Functions, how to pass data to and from them, and also how to tie different Azure Functions together using an extension of Azure Functions called Durable Functions. 

This course provides hands-on demonstrations of how to create different kinds of Azure Functions, how to create bindings to other Azure Services from those functions, and how to create a Durable Function to manage state from one Azure Function to the next.

If you have any feedback related to this course, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Create Azure Functions with different types of Triggers
  • Implement input and output bindings to different types of data resources
  • Create Durable Functions to orchestrate related Azure Functions
  • Log the results with Dependency Injection

Intended Audience

Software developers who want to learn how to implement Azure Functions as a part of their cloud software design.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have some experience will the following:

  • Event-driven programming
  • Servers and APIs
  • Coding with C# and JSON
  • Project creation in Visual Studio

Resources

The GitHub repository for this course can be found here.

Transcript

Aloha, I'm David Gaynes. And I have been developing .NET and cloud software for more than 20 years. I spent some time at Microsoft, and I've written a book or two in the past as well. This course is intended for software developers who want to learn how to implement Azure Functions as a part of their cloud software design. You don't need any specific background to get something out of the course, but it will certainly help if you understand event driven programming, what servers and APIs are in general and if you have experience with C#, JSON and how to create a project in Visual Studio.

Azure Functions are little bits of your application logic that live in the cloud. You can think of them in the same way that you think of any API endpoint, meaning you can get to an Azure Function using HTTP. You just call them whenever you need to run that logic. The course will include how to activate, or what we call trigger, your Azure Functions, how to pass data to and from them and also how to tie different Azure Functions together.

Note that this course covers Azure Functions 2.0 and up. As is typical with Microsoft, there were several breaking changes from V1 to V2. So if you have used Azure Functions V1 in the past, then, obviously, there are some places where the material in this course won't match what you are used to.

For any additional help, just email support@cloudacademy.com. And please rate my course when you're finished. Thanks! And on we go.

About the Author

David Gaynes is a software and cloud architect for .NET, NodeJS, Azure and AWS. He has been developing .NET and Cloud software for more than 20 years, with some of that time spent at Microsoft, and has authored both technical and non-technical teaching materials as books and in other formats. He enjoys physics, meditation, and experiencing the natural wonders of Hawaii.