WOW - Biggest competitor and a massively growing Cloud company, AZURE is a company you MUST know about to know the cloud. Why?
Because many large companies are picking AZURE due to its more flexible terms (hint: AMZ not required to tell you of data breach for hours - Azure is required to do it much faster). David Giard (a really f'in famous speaker has agreed to present - he is one of my favorite speakers)! Whoop Whoop!
Azure Functions allow you to write, deploy, and test code without worrying about where that code runs. Scalability, reliability, and server management are handled for you in this example of a "serverless" technology, so that you can focus on the code.
In this session, you will learn how to create, test, and deploy Azure functions; how to trigger them using REST calls, queues, database, and a scheduled interval; how to bind functions declaratively to other technologies; and how to create long-running durable transaction in Azure functions.
David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for nearly 3 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Senior Software Engineer. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV shows Technology and Friends and GCast. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at DavidGiard.com. His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.