Azure, Windows and Xamarin: Using the Cloud to Power Your Cross-platform Applications

Date: 09 Jul 2018
Location: Online
Event name: Xamarin University Guest Lecture
Duration: 60 minutes

Abstract:

One of the most exciting recent additions to Microsoft Azure is called Functions and allows the developer to quickly build and deploy code to the cloud without complicated setup. Also dubbed “serverless computing”, Azure Functions can be triggered by timers, HTTP calls or database operations, and can communicate with other Azure services or mobile and desktop applications such as those made with Xamarin. In this lecture, Laurent Bugnion, Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft, will give you an introduction to Azure Functions and show you how they can be used to create client-server applications with Xamarin.

SimpleFunction (GitHub):

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You can browse, fork, download the SimpleFunction on GitHub.
This sample showcases how to create Azure Functions through the Azure portal and Visual Studio 2017, and how to call the function from a Xamarin.Forms client app.

CoinValue (GitHub):

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You can browse, fork, download the CoinValue on GitHub.
Azure Function sample with MVVM Light, a Timer trigger, an HTTP trigger and a Xamarin client (including Push Notifications)

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