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Ok, I didn't mean to be condescending. It's not that complex, but all of Azure is poorly documented and labrythine at times. I don't know of any books. But I'm happy to try to explain it.
In the Cloud Explorer you can right click on a function and download a publishing profile. If you right click on your code and choose publish, you can choose 'publish from a profile', select your downloaded file, and it will publish.
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The Succinctly books are free downloads and the DevOps one takes you through all DevOps has to offer.
You can probably skip right to the build and deployment pipelines chapters.
It's pretty detailed, so you should be able to follow along and deploy your app after reading it.
The Migrating Apps to the Cloud book is not free and has an emphasis on Azure, so probably not what you're looking for.
Although it does have chapters on DevOps and using Azure with Visual Studio.
Sander, thanks for the reminder about your books. I've downloaded and read some of your earlier books, and the new ones will be useful. You have a good ability to explain and illustrate. Thanks also to your publisher for making these available.
I found Microsoft docs & tutorials very helpful enough to deploy my apps to Azure (Azure Functions and Websites). I think their documentaion improved quite a lot. Some processes are not easy so there is lot to digest. If I have doubts and still struggle I would google it as the dev community writes also nice quality articles.
I know it is not a book and it is here and there but these docs get updated + you might have discusssions below to answer related issues. Some tech changes so fast that at the time you read a book about Azure DevOps (previuosly Visual Studio Online previosly who know what) it might be something else .
I've never seen a bot that I wouldn't describe as "just an extra layer sitting on top of a search engine". And they all make the results worse.
I think you can draw your own conclusions for the rest of your questions based on that.
Oh, and I was once talking to a customer service rep (through a chat window), and I had to ask if he was a human or a bot, because his answers were complete nonsense. He swore he was a real person. To this day I'm still not convinced.