AZ CLI vs Azure Functions Core Tools

Serdar Kilic 45 Reputation points
2023-05-10T05:00:30.32+00:00

Hello,

The AZ CLI tool seemingly has the functionality of the more specific Azure Functions Core Tools - is there any reason to chose one over the other?

Thanks

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  1. MayankBargali-MSFT 69,991 Reputation points
    2023-05-10T06:00:18.42+00:00

    @Serdar Kilic Thanks for reaching out.

    The Azure Functions Core Tools and the Azure CLI are both command-line interfaces that can be used to manage Azure resources. However, they have different purposes and functionalities.

    The Azure Functions Core Tools is a set of tools that enables you to create, develop, test, and deploy Azure Functions. It provides a local development experience for creating and testing Azure Functions, and it includes features such as debugging, deployment, and local settings management.

    On the other hand, the Azure CLI is a command-line interface that provides a way to manage Azure resources. It allows you to create, configure, and manage Azure resources from the command line or in scripts. It can be used to manage a wide range of Azure services, including Azure Functions, but it does not provide the same level of functionality as the Azure Functions Core Tools when it comes to developing and testing Azure Functions.

    So, to answer your question, if you are specifically working with Azure Functions, the Azure Functions Core Tools may be a better choice as it provides a more specialized set of tools for developing and testing Azure Functions. However, if you need to manage a wide range of Azure resources, the Azure CLI may be a better choice as it provides a more general-purpose command-line interface for managing Azure resources.

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