Alex Mang is a Microsoft MVP on Microsoft Azure and Certified Azure Advisor.
He is a regular speaker at community driven events focusing mostly on cloud-computing topics, thus aiming to help developers better understand the implications of cloud-computing as a whole.
As an Azure Advisor, he regularly offers feedback on upcoming Azure features and services and gets to test them out in early development stages. Since 2011, Alex is the KeyTicket Solutions CEO, where, besides his entrepreneurial responsibilities, his daily activites cover: project management, scrum master, senior software development for web, desktop and mobile apps and software architecture.
For his experience on cloud-driven solutions, his Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) stand as proof and so do the many happy customers he had the pleasure to work with for the past 5 years.
Azure Functions is getting a lot of traction, which is completely understandable in the fast-paced world of applications developed under agile methodologies. Comparing the world of IT and software development today with the one 10 years ago, when we knew not only what operating system our application was going to run on but also the exact part number of the server that was running the workload, we can only conclude that PaaS infrastructures have gone a far way!
But how far? How much can you and is advisable that you externalize your infrastructure, anyway?
Throughout this fast-paced advanced talk we will go the real micro-services way and develop a full application, top-to-bottom using Azure Functions. Seatbelt buckled yet?