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Today's ITUnity Champ:
A few weeks ago, a joke turned into a beer bot, thanks to a well-timed tweet and an Azure Functions-savvy programmer, Karlsson.
Karlsson, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been a developer, architect, project manager and IT technician. His current employer, WCOM AB is a Silver Microsoft Cloud solutions partner. He is also one of the maintainers of Cake, the open-source build automation project.
In this blog post (perfect to kick off the weekend), Karlsson details how he used Azure Functions — Microsoft’s serverless compute service that competes with AWS Lambda — along with my favorite app, Microsoft Notepad, to create a beer bot that makes recommendations based on my “Beer Pick of the Week” each week on the Windows Weekly podcast:
Using FaaS to Create FaaS
Using Azure Functions a.k.a. functions as a service a.k.a. FaaS to create FaaS a.k.a. Foley as a Service
My gut reaction this has to be done!
…and it has to be done in a “enterprise way”…so tonight I gave my self 10 minutes to everything A-Z (blog post excluded) come up with a solution 8 minutes and 56 seconds later my proof of concept was up & running.
This is what I came up with