While the developers attending Game of Code will have the choice of using any technology for the development of their project, the teams will have the opportunity to use Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. David Hernie, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Belux, presents some arguments on the benefits for developers to use such a platform.
Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure quickly. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.
Speed : You can deploy VMs, Databases, Web sites but also complex workloads like IOT hubs, Hadoop Clusters or Machine learning in less than a minute.
Scalability and flexibility : You can easily create applications that run reliably and scale from 10 to 10 thousand or even 10 million users — without any additional coding.