Simply put, events are the things that trigger your functions to run.
If you are using Azure Functions as your provider, all
events in the service are anything in Azure Functions that can trigger your Functions, like HTTP endpoints, message queues, blob updates, and cron-scheduled events. In Azure Functions, events are called "Triggers" and are defined as a binding. You can also set additional input and output bindings which make it easy to get data from table storage or send message to queue services, for example.
Upon deployment, the framework will set up the Triggers and Rules that correspond to that event and configure your
function to listen to it.
Events belong to each Function and can be found in the
events property in
# 'functions' in serverless.yml
createUser: # Function name
handler: handler.createUser # Reference to file handler.js & exported function 'createUser'
events: # All events associated with this function
- http: true
The events property is an array, in this case, because I can also use it to define my input and output bindings.
- queue: YourQueueName
The Serverless Framework supports all of the Azure Functions events and more. Instead of listing them here, we've put them in a separate section, since they have a lot of configurations and functionality. Check out the events section for more information.
To deploy or update your Functions, Events and Routes, run