Episode 72

How to use the Azure SignalR Service

Sander Molenkamp - 04-06-2018

SignalR is a technology that has been around for some years now. It can be used to communicate real-time from a back-end server to its clients, even in a web-environment. It is used heavily for sending notifications to a web-browser. The Azure portal uses it heavily for instance. Every time you create a new resource in Azure, the notifications you get in the notification area (top right corner of the screen) are powered by SignalR. During the Microsoft Build conference, a new Azure service was introduced: the Azure SignalR service. This service can do all the heavy lifting around maintaining connections with multiple clients and sending them messages. This makes implementing SignalR in your application super-easy. In this episode, Sander will show you how to implement SignalR in an application. He uses a demo of a real-world application that he created once for a customer that runs on Service Fabric. After that he will show you what it takes to start leveraging the Azure SignalR service from the code.

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