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Using Azure Functions with Rider

Previously we’ve written about how to get started with Azure Functions using JetBrains Rider – but that’s now an outdated article, as the Azure plugin now offers seamless integration with the Microsoft Functions tooling. Gone are the days of manually updating project configuration files. What you’ll need In order to follow along, you’ll need to […]

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Building Azure Functions in the Rider IDE

Many people now use Rider as their integrated development environment editor for .NET. However, when it comes to using it for developing Azure Functions, the out-of-the-box experience is (currently) less than ideal. I say currently, because in the next update to the Azure Toolkit plugin for Rider Functions support has been added. This’ll make running […]

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Which Azure Functions runtime am I using?

Microsoft currently support two versions of the Azure Functions runtime – version 1 and version 2. This post will look at the main changes between the two versions, and show you how you can check which runtime you’re using. What are the key differences between versions? Version 1 of the runtime was introduced back in […]

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Azure Functions App vs Functions

A common question asked by newcomers to the world of Azure Functions, is what’s the difference between an Azure functions app vs a function? Are they the same thing? In short, there is a difference. You can think of the functions app as if it refers to a workspace that contains one or more functions. […]

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How to add Application Insights to an Azure function

Today we’re going to look at how easy it is to add Azure Application Insights (part of Azure Monitor) to an Azure Function. What is Application Insights? In short, Application Insights is a performance and monitoring tool that forms part of the Azure Monitor suite. It allows you to access detailed telemetry on requests made […]

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Create an Azure Function App using a Mac

In this post, we’ll take a look at how you can quickly create an Azure Function when using a Mac. In particular, we’ll be using the Azure Functions command line tools to create our functions app. Getting started Before you can create a function, you’ll need to install the Azure Function command line tools. But […]