Microsoft has brought the notions of states to the formerly stateless Azure Functions, Microsoft’s serverless computing platform.

The addition of states gives developers exciting new ways to take advantage of Azure Functions.  At first glance, Azure Functions is comparable to Amazon’s AWS Lambda.

They both have similar event-driven programming models, but now Azure Functions is starting to show its own colors as a core feature of Azure’s PaaS offering.

That’s partly the result of Microsoft’s decision to put Azure Functions at the center of a messaging-driven programming platform, part of a suite of tools that include Service Fabric and the publish-and-subscribe Event Grid.To read this article in full, please click here

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