Today I’ll show you how to develop a Web API to Create vCard QR Codes using Azure Functions.
But wait what are Azure Functions?
As defined by Microsoft:
Azure Functions is a serverless event driven experience that extends the existing Azure App Service platform. These nano-services can scale based on demand and you pay only for the resources you consume.
And what does serverless means? I really like the definition given by Scot Hanselman in his post What is Serverless Computing? Exploring Azure Functions:
Serverless Computing is like this – Your code, a slider bar, and your credit card. You just have your function out there and it will scale as long as you can pay for it. It’s as close to “cloudy” as The Cloud can get.
Now let’s start:
You can grab the code for the function here: https://gist.github.com/cmendible/4b6627bcf288b94af9be4d25f6e66d5f
Hope it helps!