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R. Sawhney, K. ChanumoluBeginning Azure Functions https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9203-7_1

1. Introduction to Azure Functions

Rahul Sawhney1   and Kalyan Chanumolu1
Hyderabad, India

The software industry is now in an era where apps and services increasingly rely on the cloud. Applications are globally available and need to scale at a moment’s notice. Deployments need to be seamless without any perceivable downtime to the end customer. Periodic maintenance windows for making infrastructure upgrades are a thing of the past.

To help developers be more productive and focus on developing software rather than worrying about provisioning and maintaining servers, ...

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