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Azure Functions, the future of SaaS

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Introduction Recently, I have had the chance to use Azure Functions as candidate for the design and development of a service, which will be delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). Azure Functions is a relatively recent technology, and as a consequence, I have realized many people didn't heard of it yet. For this reason, I would like to write this post as a brief introduction and my personal experience using it at the present.

What is Azure Functions? Azure Functions provide a framework to build and manage easily serverless oriented architectures. The idea behind Azure Functions  is that you have a piece of code, which provides a functionality. In order to execute your piece of code, Azure functions introduce the concept of "trigger". A trigger can be an HTTP request, a timer, a message in a queue, a modification on a Blog, etc. In addition, Azure Functions provides the concept of "bindings" Binding to a function is a way of declaratively connecting another…

Migrating legacy projects to .Net Core/Standard

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Introduction After the second version of .NET Core, it is pretty likely to be the future for .NET development, at least for many years. Luckily for legacy projects, Microsoft still continues supporting .NET Framework and developing new versions, such as .NET framework 4.8, which currently available as early access https://github.com/Microsoft/dotnet-framework-early-access. Even though, .NET Core provides some benefits that might be considered to port your legacy projects from .NET Framework to .NET Core. According to this article Choosing between .NET Core and .NET Framework for server apps, these are the points that you should consider to choose between .NET Core or .NET Framework:

Use .NET Core for your server application when:

You have cross-platform needs.You are targeting microservices.You are using Docker containers.You need high-performance and scalable systems.You need side-by-side .NET versions per application.

Use .NET Framework for your server application when:

Your app curren…