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An invisible server for the masses


Overview

This tutorial aims to have you ending up with a serverless app running in Microsoft Azure cloud.

It’s assumed that you’re already familiar with the Serverless framework

Why

Multitenancy “not only allowed for higher gross margins, it made it viable to serve small and medium businesses with world-class software  —  at a profit.”

Getting Started

  1. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/functions is the home page for Functions.

  2. Click the green “Get Started” button.
  3. Enter your email address. If this is your first time, Your subscription appears automatically with a suggested name for your new function.

  4. PROTIP: Rather than accepting “functions47c313e5” or something else, come up with a convention, such as: “CXR1-dr-WUS-v01” for West US region.

    PROTIP: Include the region in your Function app name so you are less confused.

  5. Select your region, such as “West US” and

  6. Click the blue “Create + get started” button, then wait.

    Timer Scenarios

  7. Click the Timer sample to get started.

    We’ll cover the Data processing and Webhook + API later.

  8. Click JavaScript if you want the possibility for cross-platform code.

    C# only runs on Azure.

  9. Click “Create this function”.

    If you time-out here you’ll return to the Azure Resources Dashboard.


Learning Resources

Social

Yochay Kiriaty (@yochayk)

Christopher Anderson @crandycodes PM

More on Serverless

This is one of a series on Serverless computing