2020-03-13 - Building a budget Url Shortener using Azure Serverless


In this live stream session, Frank explains the main goal of a new project a budget-friendly Url Shortener using serverless features in Azure. It should be super easy to deploy (one-click), not expensive to run, and offer control of on the EndUrl part. We are using the new version of the Azure Functions and learning the new way to do bindings. And we did learn a lot… more to come :)



- 00:00:01 - Bonjour, Hi!
- 00:01:56 - Feel good to be back.
- 00:05:01 - Big news Live Coders event April 9th, and more
- 00:10:11 - Tour of the resources created for the project
- 00:10:47 - Explain where the inspiration, the "origin" of the project.
- 00:24:30 - Show the ARM template for this project
- 00:30:27 - Show the C# code (.Net Core 3.1) of the Azure Function 
- 00:32:04 - Presenting PeaCock extension
- 00:58:44 - Running a quick demo to start the debugging session :)
- 00:58:04 - Investigating on the binding issue
- 02:19:04 - Wrapping up


  • Have clear instructions on GitHub about how to deploy
  • A Function deployment procedure
  • Functional Project (eventually)
  • How to collaborate, todos, wishlist

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Streams Notes/ Snippets/ Shared urls

All the code for this project is available on GitHub at (branch dev when recording) :

  • https://github.com/FBoucher/AzUrlShortener

The ideas (and a lot of code snippets come from the project created by Jeremy Likness)

  • https://github.com/JeremyLikness/jlik.me
  • https://github.com/JeremyLikness/serverless-url-shortener