Microsoft has announced that Azure Functions, its serverless computing platform, now supports Java. With the growth of DevOps and cloud computing, interest in serverless computing has skyrocketed. The technology allows developers to create applications without spending any time configuring or managing the underlying infrastructure.
"The new Java runtime will share all the differentiated features provided by Azure Functions, such as the wide range of triggering options and data bindings, serverless execution model with auto-scale, as well as pay-per-execution pricing," said Nir Mashkowski, partner director of program management of Microsoft Azure App Service. "As a Java developer, you don't need to use any new tools to develop using Azure Functions. In fact, with our newly released Maven plugin, you can create, build, and deploy Azure Functions from your existing Maven-enabled projects."