Location: Boston, MA
Event name: VS Live Boston
Duration: 20 minutes
One of the most exciting recent additions to Azure is called Functions and it allows the developer to quickly build and deploy code to the cloud without a 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 lightning talk, Laurent Bugnion, cloud developer advocate for Microsoft, will give you an introduction to Azure Functions and get you started with this exciting aspect of modern computing.
Sample code (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.