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This course will show practical applications of key Azure features to meet the programming and configuration challenges introduced by long-running tasks.
We'll start with Azure Batches and how you can use them to create large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps in the Azure cloud. Then we'll go over Azure Queues and how they can add resiliency to your web applications. Next, you'll look at Webhooks and how they can address events in your cloud apps. Finally, we'll show you WebJobs and how they can deal with continuous processing tasks.
By the end of this course, you should be able to understand and apply these four Azure features to solve some of the challenges you face with long-running tasks, especially in high-performance computing applications.
- Create large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps by using Azure Batches
- Build resilient apps by using Azure Queues
- Implement code to address application events by using Azure Webhooks
- Address continuous processing tasks by using Azure WebJobs
- People pursuing the Microsoft AZ-203 certification
- IT professionals, web developers, DevOps administrators
- Basic understanding of cloud concepts
- Familiarity with web programming
- Exposure to Azure configuration (Portal, CLI, or PowerShell)
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The Azure Functions service is mentioned in other courses and is part of a serverless architecture. Azure Functions allow developers to take action by connecting to data sources or messaging solutions, thus making it easy to process and react to events.
Functions give you an easy way to implement an application that supports webhooks. To define a function, you first define a trigger and then the code that will execute once the function is triggered.
A webhook-based function will create a URL that can be accessed by any external or third-party service. Whenever there is a change, the external service will then issue an HTTP POST request to this URL. Any business logic relevant to the change will be executed by the function.
Here is a code example where an Azure Function is triggered by an HTTP POST request and then it echoes the request body.
About the Author
Derrick is a content contributor and trainer for Microsoft cloud technologies like Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. He works across North America and Europe to help companies and organizations with these technology shifts. Before that he has worn many hats but prefers to wear them one at a time.
When he is not night walking during his travels, you can find him on a bicycle path or performing guitar solos to an imaginary audience in his basement.