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


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


    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


      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).


    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.


      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.