Serverless WebSockets with Azure Functions

Serverless WebSockets with Azure Functions

Jul 5, 2022

This video complements the blog post and demo about Serverless WebSockets with Azure Functions. I'll explain how data is distributed in realtime using WebSockets in a serverless application running in Azure. The context is a multiplayer Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (ADnD) style game that is turn-based with realtime state updates.

0:00 - Intro

0:14 - Blog post

0:33 - Demo

2:24 - VSCode & CodeTour

3:05 - Tech stack

3:38 - Communication between front-end & back-end

5:07 - Azure Functions

6:25 - Publishing messages

7:25 - Creating the client-side connection

8:00 - Subscribing to messages

9:09 - Closing

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