Amazon announced three major Lambda updates in today’s re:Invent keynote: Support for C#, Lambda@Edge and Step Functions, which are basically a way to chain together several Lambda functions into a single workflow.
The move to incorporate C# code into Lambda functionality is something of a shot across Microsoft Azure’s bow, but one Microsoft probably anticipated.
Microsoft’s .NET Core effort, to decouple the .NET Framework from Windows and to open source the project, has been in earnest. Surely Redmond realized, well before it released version 1.0 in late June, that doing so swung the door wide for all other cloud providers to immediately offer .NET language support in all of their services. (more…)