Cloud functions are generally described as serverless environments for connecting cloud services and executing tasks. These kinds of service allow you to write and deploy pieces of code that will be run in response to a particular event by a cloud computing platform using HTTP protocol reached by a unique URL. This is becoming one of the most important parts of any Windows app development. The demand for these cloud models is rapidly growing in recent years for many reasons. In this video from the recently concluded DelphiCon 2023, Dion Mai will share everything we should know about going serverless with Delphi and using cloud computing platforms like Microsoft Azure.
When Delphi reaches the Cloud!
One of the greatest advantages of using cloud services is how this platform provides flexibility, especially in terms of expenses. Using these cloud services effectively reduces infrastructure investments for developing and growing companies. Serverless functions enable developers to write functions in languages like Delphi to handle user authentication, form submissions, and database queries to name a few.
We have learned that there are different Cloud Architectures but in this particular video, Dion Mai will walk us through FaaS (Function as a Service) which is described by many as the most disruptive and cost-efficient cloud architecture of them all. While it is called “serverless” it doesn’t mean it has no server. We simply call it serverless because the server is offline and users only have to pay the time that the function is running, hence being the most cost-efficient architecture.
Dion will explain comprehensively how exactly serverless works. He will also walk us through the process of implementing both backend and frontend, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of going serverless.
The video also concludes with a Q & A session with Dion and Jim Mckeeth addressing some Cloud-related queries from the audience. If you want to know more about serverless function in Delphi, feel free to watch the webinar below.