Abstract: Serverless functions are extremely popular for a lot of great reasons. They can be cheap. They can scale. You can literally write a function and deploy it in seconds. In this talk we will take a look at Azure Functions and how you can best utilize them to accomplish your workflows. We will answer questions such as: How do I minimize cold starts? and When should I use Durable Functions? We will also do some compare and contrast with AWS Lambda to see how the two platforms differ and how that might affect your approach to solving problems.
Bio: Tyler is a consultant with ResultStack in the Knoxville, TN area. He started in IT almost 15 years ago in Systems and Networking half way through his career made the switch to software with a passion for web development. He currently spends most of his time in .NET, Node, Angular, React, Ionic, and React Native, but is an FP enthusiast and loves to learn new languages and paradigms whenever possible.
Entity Framework Core 5 is a library created by Microsoft that supports the development of data-oriented software solutions. It allows performing CRUD operations without having to write SQL queries. It enables .NET developers to work with a database using .NET and eliminates most of the data-access code that typically needs to be written by you, the developer.
Learning this invaluable technology is not hard. With some .NET and C# knowledge, any developer can master the art of producing data in your web app or API while also saving, updating, and deleting the same database in the database. In this talk, we will introduce and demonstrate EF Core's basics to get any developer started.
Chris Woodruff, AKA Woody, is the Team Leader of Developer Relations at Quicken Loans, the nation's largest mortgage lender based in Detroit, Michigan. Woody has over 25 years of experience when he started his career before the first .COM boom. He has spoken at many events worldwide, covering software development and architecture topics such as database development, APIs, and web development. He is a proven mentor who enjoys helping, educating, and supporting other developers to gain knowledge through speaking, writing, and online content. When not working or spending time with his family, you can find Woody traveling down the Bourbon Trail to find new bottles to share with friends. You can read more about Woody on his blog at https://chriswoodruff.com and follow him on Twitter at @cwoodruff