Azure Functions is a serverless compute service that enables users to run event-triggered code without having to provision or manage infrastructure. It is a separate App Service that runs in the App Service Plan. This service can be used for many use cases from sending emails to processing IoT data. The service can be used to build Web APIs, respond to database changes, and more.
One of the several advantages of this service is its pay-as-you-go model. That means users pay only for what they use.
With this service, developers focus on the pieces of code that matter to them, Azure Functions handles the rest. The service’s end-to-end development experience enables developers to use programming languages they’re already familiar with. Azure Functions supports major languages like Java, C#, F#, Python, and more.
They can be built in the Azure Portal, from the command line, Visual Studio Code, or your favorite IDE. Developers will have to choose the approach that works best for them.
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