Serverless mobile database access with Azure Functions, Xamarin and SQLAzure

 
English Intermediate Compute

In this session, I will talk about Azure Functions, which is Microsoft serverless computing platform which allows developers to direct their attention to event and application scenarios rather than having to worry about the infrastructure. With a range of more than 50 scenarios/templates available in Azure Functions, we will focus our attention on designing functions that interact with SQL Azure databases according to events, for instance an HTTP request on demand that allows to add information in a table or a data cleansing process that runs every day periodically at a specific time. In addition, I will demonstrate how to combine several powerful technologies available in Azure Functions. They can be used as a backend which connects to a SQL Azure database and then sends emails to customers by using SendGrid. Everything will be consumed from an Android mobile application developed with Xamarin.

Speaker

Luis Beltran

Microsoft MVP, Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer

Hello! My name is Luis. I'm a Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies and Artificial Intelligence, Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, and lecturer at Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya in Mexico. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Informatics at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. I am a fan of software development, particularly mobile apps with Xamarin integrated with cloud computing services, such as Azure. Moreover, Artificial Intelligence is amazing and one of my favorite topics! I've been developing .NET apps for more than 10 years. I find C# a really powerful language which allow us to create different kinds of software. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others, either at writing a blog post or streaming an online session. Of course, activities such as talking for a conference and answering peeps' questions in social networks are included as well.

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