Azure Cognitive Services is one of prebuild products that allows us to add AI to our application very quickly. You can develop AI features without the required help of a data scientist. In most cases, you are using the cloud version of this service. When just after creating a service, you can connect to is by library or API. When to use containers? In some cases, this is not enough. You would like better control your data, smaller latency, higher throughput, or improved scalability. These characteristics are the most important for me when I think about moving those services to [...]
Recording of discussion with Piotr and Girls In Tech about Microsoft Azure is available. I am sure that you will enjoy watching it.
The 2020 Cloud 100 list represents an astonishing $267 billion of equity value. WOW. From 2019 this value of these companies increased by more than 60%. Across all the companies for which pricing data was disclosed, the average Cloud 100 valuation was ~25x ARR in its most recent round of financing. It is an excellent example of how the cloud helps your business grow. See more: The Cloud 100 2020 Benchmarks Report
From time to time I am trying to figure out the size of Azure cloud. It is not so easy to acquire such data. Because of that I like to go sometimes to presentation that is conducted by somebody from Microsoft. In most cases such presentation contains rather marketing content than practical one. But quite often you can see interesting data. In September during Progressive .NET 2017 I got luck. In one of presentation some statistic regarding Azure Messaging has been revealed. The first thing that came to my mind was reflection that on the one hand this solution works [...]
I believe that you should know that Microsoft has prepared some set of components that can be used for integration purposes. You are able to consume the following services in our function: Azure Storage, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Service Bus, Azure Mobile Apps, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Notification Hubs, Twilio, SendGrid. On the one hand this list is not so big. On the other one you can address with those services a lot of typical scenarios. But sometimes you need to do something more. Today I would like to share with how easily you can use Redis cache in Azure [...]
You can now download materials from my workshop regarding Serverless Azure from Progressive .NET 2017. They are available on my GitHub account. In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. And it would be great if you complete survey unless you didn’t do that after workshop.
Progressive .NET 2017 conference is almost there. During the conference I will be conducting workshop regarding Serverless Azure. You should prepare your computers to be able to gain as much knowledge as it is possible from workshop. Please install or organise the following elements: Azure account on which you will be able to work. Of course, it can be a test account. Visual Studio Code Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3.x with Azure Functions Tools for Visual Studio extension installed azure-functions-core-tools Azure Storage Explorer Postman. Unfortunately, without those tools it will be hard for you to take part in this workshop. [...]
The biggest advantage of Azure Functions is reducing time-to-market of our application. We can also use them to make prototyping more effective. From some time you are able to define mock of our function in Azure Portal. Function defined as mock will respond on request according to its configuration. I believe that this solution has a great potential. It can be very useful in all sort of application’s prototyping activities. You just need to define our end point and its response. And that is all. You can start using it in you prototype. So you define correct connections in your application [...]
Nowadays all topics related to Cloud and Serverless terms have become very popular. One of such elements are Azure Functions. Microsoft defines it as: Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or “functions,” in the cloud. You can write just the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application or the infrastructure to run it. Functions can make development even more productive, and you can use your development language of choice, such as C#, F#, Node.js, Python or PHP. Pay only for the time your code runs and trust [...]