| Hamza Khan
.Net and Cloud Computing
.NET is a popular programming platform that can be used to build a variety of applications, including those that run in the cloud. In this blog post, we'll explore how .NET can be used to build cloud-based applications using Azure Functions and Azure Web Apps.
Azure Functions is a serverless computing service that allows you to run code in response to a variety of triggers, such as an HTTP request, a timer, or a message in a queue. Azure Functions is built on top of the Azure WebJobs runtime and supports a variety of programming languages, including .NET.
Using Azure Functions, you can build small, independent pieces of code that can be easily scaled up or down depending on the workload. This makes Azure Functions a great choice for building microservices or for handling short-term workloads that don't require a full-fledged web application.These serverless functions can be used on the declarative workflows that work with more than 250 connectors.
Following image shows a use-case where how you can extract table data from stored documents using the Form Recognizer layout model and saves the table data in a .csv file in Azure and then you can then display the data using Microsoft Power BI:
For further details on how to create your first Azure function:
Azure Web Apps, on the other hand, is a fully-managed platform for building, deploying, and scaling web applications. Like Azure Functions, Azure Web Apps supports .NET and a variety of other programming languages.
With Azure Web Apps, you can build and deploy web applications that can handle high traffic volumes and provide features like auto-scaling and continuous deployment. Azure Web Apps also integrates with other Azure services, such as Azure SQL Database and Azure Storage, making it easy to build powerful, cloud-based applications.
One of the main benefits of Azure Web Apps is that it is fully managed, meaning that Microsoft takes care of the infrastructure and maintenance for you. This allows you to focus on building and deploying your application, rather than worrying about things like server provisioning and patching.
For further details in how to create your first Azure WebPage:
All in all using .NET with Azure Functions and Azure Web Apps allows you to take advantage of the power and scalability of the cloud while leveraging your existing .NET skills and tools. Whether you're building a simple microservice or a complex web application, .NET and Azure provide a powerful combination for building cloud-based applications.
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