Matias Quaranta joins Scott Hanselman to share some best practices for creating serverless geo-distributed applications with Azure Cosmos DB. With the native integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions, you can create database triggers, input bindings, and output bindings directly from your Azure Cosmos DB account. Using Azure Functions and Azure Cosmos DB, you can create and deploy event-driven serverless apps with low-latency access to rich data for a global user base
Recorded live at Build 2019, Asavari Tayal joins Scott Hanselman to take a closer look at Python support in Azure Functions, which provides accelerated development and serverless hosting of event-driven applications. Python is a great fit for data manipulation, machine learning, scripting, and automation scenarios. Building these solutions using serverless Azure Functions can take away the burden of managing the underlying infrastructure, so you can move fast and focus on the differentiating business logic of your applications
- Create an HTTP triggered function in Azure (Python)
- Azure Functions Python developer guide
- Azure Functions overview
- Create a free account (Azure)
Alex Karcher joins Donovan Brown to discuss Azure Function Proxies, the serverless API toolbox. Proxies give you a truly serverless experience to manage your APIs with dynamic billing and scaling, and a super simple setup process.
For more information, see:
- Azure Functions Proxies is now Generally Available (blog post)
- Work with Azure Functions Proxies (docs)
- Azure Functions samples (GitHub)
- Azure Functions Resources (GitHub)
- Create Serverless APIs Using Azure Functions (MSDN Magazine)
In this episode, Dmitry brings Jeremy Likness into the studio for a discussion of Azure Functions, which provide the powerful capability to merge events and code to quickly deploy micro services directly from Visual Studio or as part of a DevOps pipeline.
With a variety of triggers that call the code and bindings that connect code with resources like storage, queues, and databases, functions empower developers to focus on what is unique about their code without having to deal with infrastructure and scaffolding.
Matthew Henderson does a demo for Scott Hanselman to show how simple it can be to build serverless apps that leverage bindings for Microsoft Graph (e.g., reading data from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in a OneDrive folder) to avoid writing laborious initialization and authentication code, all using Azure Functions.
For more information, check out the following links: