Serverless Apps: Architecture, Patterns, and Azure Implementation is a comprehensive guide to building serverless applications using Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Written by Jeremy Likness, a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, the book takes a practical, hands-on approach to serverless development, with a focus on architecture, design patterns, and implementation using Azure services.

The book begins by introducing the fundamentals of serverless computing, including the benefits and limitations of the serverless model, and how it differs from traditional application architectures. It then covers the key concepts of Azure Functions, Azure’s serverless computing platform, including how to create and deploy functions, how to handle input and output, and how to integrate with other Azure services.

From there, the book covers serverless architecture patterns, including event-driven architectures, microservices, and serverless API patterns. It provides practical advice for designing serverless applications that are scalable, resilient, and cost-effective, and includes examples of real-world use cases.

The book also covers best practices for building and deploying serverless applications using Azure DevOps, Microsoft’s continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) platform. It provides guidance on how to automate the deployment of serverless functions and how to monitor and troubleshoot serverless applications in production.

Throughout the book, Likness provides clear explanations and examples, making it easy to understand even the most complex concepts. He also includes tips and best practices for working with Azure services and for building serverless applications that are secure, reliable, and efficient.

Whether you’re new to serverless computing or an experienced developer looking to deepen your knowledge, Serverless Apps: Architecture, Patterns, and Azure Implementation is an invaluable resource. With its practical guidance and real-world examples, this book is sure to help you build serverless applications that are scalable, resilient, and cost-effective.