Thursday, June 8, 2023

Azure Function Slots For Staging Env

Azure Functions are serverless cloud computing platform offered by Microsoft. When we create an Azure Function, the default one is considered as production. This has the URL https://<function-name> For development and testing purposes it is essential that we have a staging environment as well. And Azure Functions offer this in the form of Slots. Slots provide a different environment under the main function project. These have URL https://<slot-name> We can deploy the cloud function to slot and it acts as another environment completely.

To deploy to a slot we can use the Azure Account extension. Login using the Azure credentials and navigate to the slot as shown in the screenshot. Right clicking on a slot, there is option to deploy. And this will deploy the cloud function to the corresponding slot.