2019-05-07 - Binding your serverless clients & 6 years of Bootstrapping a SaaS on Azure

Want to learn how you can write your own Azure Function bindings from Jan de Vries? Or hear Maarten Balliauw talk about 6 years of Bootstrapping a SaaS on Azure? Then this event is for you!


Binding your serverless clients

Scaling your services to hundreds of instances without breaking a sweat is probably the main reason you want to develop a serverless solution. But what about connecting to services which aren’t supported out of the box? Are you creating your own HttpClient, SqlConnection or connecting via some obscure third-party client?

During this session, I’ll be covering how you can create your own Azure Function custom binding types.

By using these custom binding types you can reuse them all over your solution, use some of the best practices for each binding type and make sure your Azure Functions can interact and scale to any service with ease!

If you want to create a production-ready serverless solution, be sure to attend this session!

Jan de VriesSpeaker: Jan de Vries has been developing software for well over a decade.

Currently, he is working at 4DotNet as a Cloud Solution Architect/Developer and is awarded by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP award.

His main focus is on developing highly performant and scalable solutions using the awesome services provided by the Microsoft Azure platform. Because of his expertise, he has been able to help out multiple customers to bring their on-premise solution to the cloud and guide them towards a better software development ecosystem.

Whenever Jan finds something interesting to write about, he shares his findings on his blog.

6 years of Bootstrapping a SaaS on Azure

After 6 years, the SaaS that I’ve been bootstrapping was acquired in July 2018. In this talk, I’ll do a retrospective on those years, covering a multitude of technical and non-technical things: the ups and downs of bootstrapping a company, .NET/Azure evolution, fun new laws like GDPR and their impact on a codebase, handling customer support, and some advice in case you aspire to bootstrap a SaaS company as well. Grab a chair, bring any questions you may have, and let’s get this Azurecoholics Anonymous self-help group rolling!

Maarten BalliauwSpeaker: Maarten Balliauw loves building web and cloud apps. His main interests are in .NET web technologies, C#, Microsoft Azure and application performance. He is Developer Advocate at JetBrains, and formerly founded MyGet. He’s an ASP Insider and former Microsoft MVP. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events and organizes Azure User Group events in Belgium. In his free time, he brews his own beer. Maarten’s blog can be found at https://blog.maartenballiauw.be.

Practical details

Event date: May 7, 2019 - you are welcome from 18:00, session starts 18:30

Event location:
Edward Pecherstraat 28-30
2000 Antwerpen

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