Blob Triggers and Queue Storage Trigger Azure Functions


Preface

This article of getting accustomed to serverless functions will help a developer to learn what Azure functions are, how to create an Azure function from Visual Studio, publish and test the function on Azure. This article will focus on getting familiar with Blob and Queue storage that Azure provides.

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Creating Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017: HTTP Triggered Azure Functions


Preface

This article of getting accustomed to serverless functions will help a developer to learn what Azure functions are, how to create an Azure function from Visual Studio, publish and test the function on Azure. The article will also teach how to debug a published Azure function from Visual Studio.

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Creating a Chatbot using Amazon Lex Service: Day 4 (Facebook Messenger Integration)

This is the last article of this series where we’ll see how to integrate the bot with Facebook Messenger and make it live with the Messenger.


Introduction

In the last three articles of this series we tried to create a chatbot using Amazon Lex services, we used AWS lambda functions and Slots to make our chatbot more interactive and richer. The concepts are introduced so that these services could be further leveraged to make a custom bot aligning to business needs. This is the last article of this series where we’ll see how to integrate the bot with Facebook Messenger and make it live with the Messenger.

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Creating a Chatbot using Amazon Lex Service: Day 3 (Slots in AWS Lex)

In this article we’ll discuss what are slots and how to play around with slots to make your chatbot more interactive and richer. Let’s jump directly into the tutorial.


Introduction

In the last two articles of the tutorial series, we learn about how to create a basic chatbot and how to integrate a lambda function to our bot for fulfillment. In this article, we’ll discuss what are slots and how to play around with slots to make your chatbot more interactive and richer. Let’s jump directly into the tutorial.

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Creating a Chatbot using Amazon Lex Service: Day 2 (AWS Lambda Functions)

In this article we’ll learn how to create lambda functions in AWS and hook to the chatbot that we created in the last article.


Introduction

In the last article of this tutorial series, we learned what are chatbots and how we can create a basic chatbot using Amazon Lex service. We learned how to set up an AWS account and test the bot. In this article, we’ll learn how to create lambda functions in AWS and hook to the chatbot that we created in the last article.

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Blockchain Development (Part 1) – Setting Up Development Environment For Smart Contracts


Introduction

In my last article on Blockchain, we learned about setting up Ethereum Blockchain on Microsoft Azure using Consortium leader. It is time for some development now. Before we move on to Smart Contracts and their development, it’s important for us to set up a development environment as a prerequisite. This article will solely focus on setting up the development environment for Smart Contract development. In the next article, we’ll see what smart contracts are and how we can develop those.

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Creating Virtual Machine (VM) On Microsoft Azure


Introduction

This article will focus on creating VM, i.e., a Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure provides many cloud services and getting a virtual machine is one of those. One can create a virtual machine; i.e. a remote desktop machine, on the cloud and access the same with the provided credentials. Azure gives us the flexibility to choose the type of machine; i.e. client or server and the operating system and machine configuration of one’s choice. So, it gives the flexibility to create a small machine or set up a huge configuration machine based on the requirement. Each configuration and component chosen had a price that depends on how long and how much the VM is used. In this article, I’ll set a VM on Microsoft Azure step by step and this article will be more of a tutorial form.

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