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Free - "Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook" eBook/PDF @ Microsoft

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Direct link to PDF.

Costs US$33.05 for Kindle version and $44.99 for physical copy on Amazon.

Spend more time building great apps and less time managing server infrastructure. Get your solutions to market faster using Azure Functions, a fully managed compute platform for processing data, integrating systems, and building simple APIs and microservices. In this e-book you’ll find use cases, hands-on steps, and tutorials for quickly configuring your own serverless environments. Explore best practices for Functions, and learn how to:

  • Develop event-based handlers on a serverless architecture.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and monitor Azure functions.
  • Automate administrative tasks from development through to deployment and maintenance.
  • Integrate Functions with other Azure services.
  • Build stateful serverless apps and self-healing jobs using Durable Functions.

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    Marketing..

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      Freebie…

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        Tech companies always give away free copies of their material. Just promotes adoption of their platforms and thus use and consumption. Clever marketing…

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    Is Azure ever actually a bargain without an MSDN subscription? Seems AWS and Google Cloud are cheaper?

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      sometimes Azure is the only option out of the three based on location and governance

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      Definitely can be. Certainly last year, though all of their pricing went up at the start of the year.

      Need to take pre-pay discounts and Enterprise Agreements into account as they can bring the costs down considerably. Also Enterprise Dev/Test pricing (though in this case you will need a non-MSDN Visual Studio Subscription for each developer (arguing the non-MSDN thing with Microsoft currently, as a developer in a consultancy it doesn't make much sense).

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    Azure Serverless seems only stick on a single platform, therefore time spend on to invest and learn might be a bit narrow, especially the future version might not backward compatible or they simply dropped it like other projects.

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      Not sure what you are specifically referencing, Azure functions?

      In which case you have a choice of:
      c#, JS, F#, Java or Python

      Also the Azure Functions runtime can be hosted on premise. And is open-source.

      Logic Apps now underpins O365/Flow so it's not going anywhere for at least 10 years.

      Container services could easily be swapped to an alternate orchestrator/environment.

      As long as you stick to released features (keep away from experimental ones) you should be pretty safe.