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Xamarin 4.x Cross-Platform Application Development - Third Edition by Jonathan Peppers

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Exploring Azure Functions

For the server side of XamSnap, we'll use Azure Functions along with Azure Storage Tables to provide backend storage to the application. Azure Functions is a simple solution to accelerate development for server-side applications that can leverage all features of Windows Azure. We will use the standard HttpClient class found in the .NET base class library for interacting with the service from C#.

A few neat features of Azure Functions are as follows:

  • You can write functions in a variety of programming languages such as JavaScript, C#, Python, and PHP, as well as some scripting languages such as Batch, Bash, and PowerShell
  • Azure Functions integrates with Visual Studio Team Services, Bitbucket, and GitHub for Continuous Integration ...

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