Everything You Need to Know About Serverless (From Microsoft Developer)

Everything You Need to Know About Serverless (From Microsoft Developer)

In this Serverless tutorial for beginners, you'll see everything about Serverless: What is Serverless and why is it so popular now? Core principles of Serverless; Use cases of Serverless; Create your first Serverless Function using VS Code; Walkthrough the directory structure; Add Changes to The Generated Function; Debug Your Serverless Application; Install Node Modules in your Azure Functions application; How to set up Azure in VS Code for Deployment; Publishing your Serverless Function to Azure; Redeploying to Azure after making changes; Triggers and Bindings Explained; CRON Jobs and Timers with Serverless; Connect and read data from MongoDB using Serverless; File Uploads with Serverless ;Using Serverless as API for Static Web Apps

Learn why Serverless and how it might be beneficial to your or your business.

Extra resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Core principles of Serverless [2 of 16]

Understand the core principles of Serverless which makes it stand out from a regular approach to building APIs

Extra resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Use cases of Serverless [3 of 16]

Learn how other people have used Serverless and gain insight on how it can be useful to you

Extra resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Create your first Serverless Function using VS Code [4 of 16]

Learn to create your first Azure Function using VS Code. You'll start by getting the Azure Functions extension for Visual Studio Code. Then you'll create your first Function application and your first function! Finally, you'll run the project and trigger your HTTP endpoint as you call your serverless API.

Extra resources: Learn how to Build Serverless APIs with Azure Functions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/build-api-azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Get Visual Studio Code: https://code.visualstudio.com/

Get the Azure Functions extension for Visual Studio Code: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-azuretools.vscode-azurefunctions

Walkthrough the directory structure [5 of 16]

Learn the roles that each file and folder plays in an Azure Functions application. You'll explore where you put function logic and where you configure your endpoints. Then you'll explore where you can customize metadata configuration that applies to the entire project of functions, including where to establish proxies for your API.

Relevant resources: Azure Functions developer guide: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-reference?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Azure Functions Proxies: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-proxies?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Learn how to Build Serverless APIs with Azure Functions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/build-api-azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Add Changes to The Generated Function [6 of 16]

Learn how to approach function's programming model by adding changes to starter function template.

Extra resources: Tutorial to run and debug your Azure Functions application in Visual Studio Code: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/developer/javascript/tutorial/vscode-function-app-http-trigger/tutorial-vscode-serverless-node-test-local?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Create your first function in VS Code: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/create-first-function-vs-code-node?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Debug Your Serverless Application [7 of 16]

Learn to debug your Azure Functions application using Visual Studio Code and its debugger. You'll explore the debugging launch configuration that is generated for you in your Azure Function application and learn how to launch it with the keyboard or cursor. Then you'lle xplore how to set breakpoints, explore variables, and trigger and step through the code as you learn how to diagnose your logic line by line.

Extra resources: Tutorial to run and debug your Azure Functions application in Visual Studio Code: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/developer/javascript/tutorial/vscode-function-app-http-trigger/tutorial-vscode-serverless-node-test-local?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Debugging overview in Visual Studio Code: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/editor/debugging?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Create your first function in VS Code: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/create-first-function-vs-code-node?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Install Node Modules in your Azure Functions application [8 of 16]

Learn how to install Node modules in your Azure Functions application, expanding the capabilities of your logic. First you'll install a library from the npm registry to manipulate dates. Then you'll import the library into your logic and use it to forma the dates in an HTTP GET function. Finally, you'll trigger the function and format the expiration dates of your products.

Extra resources: JavaScript reference for Azure Functions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-reference-node?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa&tabs=v2

Learn to Refactor Node.js and Express APIs to Serverless APIs with Azure Functions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/shift-nodejs-express-apis-serverless/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Use Azure Functions to develop Nde.js serverless code: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/developer/javascript/how-to/develop-serverless-apps?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

How to set up Azure in VS Code for Deployment [9 of 16]

Learn how to setup and authorize the Azure VS Code extension

Azure Functions documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Publishing your Serverless Function to Azure [10 of 16]

Learn how to setup a function app and also deploy the function to Azure using VS Code

Azure Functions documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Redeploying to Azure after making changes [11 of 16]

Learn how to make changes to an existing function app and redeploy the new changes to Azure using VS Code

Azure Functions documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Triggers and Bindings Explained [12 of 16]

Easily connect your code to other resources using Triggers and Bindings. This video will explain what triggers and bindings are, show you why they're useful, and walk through how to use them yourself in JavaScript.

Extra resources: Learn: Execute an Azure Function with triggers: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/execute-azure-function-with-triggers/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Learn: Chain Azure Functions together using input and output bindings: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/chain-azure-functions-data-using-bindings/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Docs: Develop Azure Functions with Visual Studio Code: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-develop-vs-code?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa%3Ftabs%3Dcsharp&tabs=csharp

CRON Jobs and Timers with Serverless [13 of 16]

Learn how to run regularly scheduled tasks in Serverless. This video will show you how to quickly implement your own timer-based Function in JavaScript, explain the benefits of timers in Serverless, and provide example use cases.

Extra resources: Docs: Timer trigger for Azure Functions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-bindings-timer?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa%3Ftabs%3Dcsharp&tabs=csharp

Docs: Develop Azure Functions with Visual Studio Code: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-develop-vs-code?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa%3Ftabs%3Dnodejs&tabs=csharp

Learn: Create Serverless Logic with Azure Functions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/create-serverless-logic-with-azure-functions/2-decide-if-serverless-computing-is-right-for-your-business-need?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Connect and read data from MongoDB using Serverless [14 of 16]

Serverless functions are quite powerful, enabling us to write custom code that reacts to events. But code on its own doesn’t help much when building complex applications. The real power comes from easy integration with third-party services and tools.

Extra resources: Azure Cosmos DB: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Azure Databases VS Code extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-azuretools.vscode-cosmosdb&?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

File Uploads with Serverless [15 of 16]

Learn how to securely upload images to Azure Blob Storage from your Static Web App by using an Azure Function to generate Shared Access Signatures on the fly

Extra resources: Create a service SAS for a container or blob: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/sas-service-create?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa%3Ftabs%3Djavascript&tabs=dotnet

Azure Functions documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Using Serverless as API for Static Web Apps [16 of 16]

Discover how to deploy a web app to Azure Static Web apps and add a serverless API to provide JSON data.

Extra resources: Create a free GitHub account: https://github.com/join

Create a free Azure account: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Azure Static Web Apps extension for VS Code: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-azuretools.vscode-azurestaticwebapps

Azure Functions extension for VS Code: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-azuretools.vscode-azurestaticwebapps

Interactive tutorial to publish a Serverless API with Azure Static Web Apps: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/publish-static-web-app-api-preview-url/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

Learn more about Azure Static Web Apps: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/static-web-apps/?WT.mc_id=academic-29081-cxa

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