Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Important note: this blog post covers in-preview services that are subject to change before launch. As such I'll update this post as / when required to reflect official guidance from the Functions team on the best approach to deployments. Additionally, for the purpose of this post I am not deploying App Settings as there are … Continue reading Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Azure Functions for Java developers

I had great fun yesterday presenting at the Sydney Serverless Meetup on the currently in-preview support for Java on Azure Functions. Rather than throw the slides up somewhere online I thought I'd write a blog that covers the content with the added bonus of giving you the option to dig into items in more detail. … Continue reading Azure Functions for Java developers

Multi-environment deployments for Compiled C# Azure Functions with VSTS Release Management

This post covers an approach you can use to deploy compiled C# Functions using the tooling available in Visual Studio 2017 and various Build and Release Management Tasks contained in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Note that this post discusses deploying to the v1 Functions runtime platform. I was lucky enough to speak with Damian … Continue reading Multi-environment deployments for Compiled C# Azure Functions with VSTS Release Management

Azure Functions: Build an ecommerce processor using Braintree’s API

In this blog I am continuing with my series covering useful scenarios for using Azure Functions - today I'm going to cover how you can process payments by using Functions with Braintree's payment gateway services. I'm not going to go into the details of setting up and configuring your Braintree account, but what I will … Continue reading Azure Functions: Build an ecommerce processor using Braintree’s API

Azure Functions: Send email using SendGrid

Prior to Azure Functions announcing their General Availability (GA) I had previously used SendGrid as an output binding in order to send email messages. Since GA, however, the ability to use SendGrid remains undocumented (I assume to give the Functions team time to test and document the binding properly) and the old approach I was … Continue reading Azure Functions: Send email using SendGrid