Serverless Rust on Azure - A Deep Dive

 
English Intermediate Main Conference

Azure's Serverless offerings keep a lot of promises: Infrastructure people love the painless use-what-you-need nature, developers can use Azure Functions as a stable and rich framework for easily crafting reliable applications. The only thing you need to keep in mind: You pay for the memory you use over the time your application executes. Enter Rust: A systems programming language that has gained significant attention over the last couple of years for producing fast applications with optimized use of memory. Fast applications? Optimized memory usage? That sounds like a perfect match for Azure Functions! In this session, we will learn how we can use Rust to get the best out of Azure Functions. We look into the nitty-gritty details of how Azure's Serverless offering is designed, how it works under the hood, and what you can expect from it. By migrating a typical Node.js function app over to Rust, we see both benefits and drawbacks. You don't need to know Rust nor Azure Functions to get the best out of this session, but an overall curiosity is highly recommended.

Speaker

Stefan Baumgartner

Internet Batman

Stefan Baumgartner is an architect and developer based in Austria. He is the author of "TypeScript in 50 Lessons" and writes for Manning, Smashing Magazine, and A List Apart. In his spare time, he organizes ScriptConf and DevOne in Linz as well as the local Rust meetup. Stefan enjoys Italian food, Belgian beer, and British vinyl records.

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