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Cloudbrew 2023–Azure Static Web Apps

Yesterday I had the honor to speak at CloudBrew, a 2 day conference organized by AZUG, the Belgium Microsoft Azure User Group. Last year I talked about Azure Application Insights, this year I did a presentation about Azure Static Web Apps.

Again it was a really fun experience with great sessions, nice people, and the Gouden Carolus Triple at the end makes it perfect. I’m already looking forward to next year…

Azure Static Web Apps – Too good to be true?

As a lot of people are still unaware about Azure Static Web Apps(SWA) and the great things it had to offer, I decided to change this and brought a presentation sharing all the great things it had to offer.

Discover the power of Azure Static Web Apps in this session, where we'll explore how it simplifies web development. Learn how to seamlessly integrate static front-end frameworks with serverless back-end APIs powered by Azure Functions. Explore features like effortless deployment, serverless back-end integration, custom domains and SSL certificates, authentication and authorization, and streamlined CI/CD workflows. Witness practical examples and gain hands-on guidance to leverage Azure Static Web Apps effectively. Join us on this journey toward building scalable, secure, and globally accessible applications with ease.

Slides of the session can be downloaded here; presentations/CloudBrew - 2023 at main · wullemsb/presentations (

If you like to checkout the demo applications I’ve used, code for my Astro based SWA fan site can be found here:wullemsb/astrostaticsitegenerator (

And my SWA merchandise website(an adaption of the John Papa’s Shop-at-Home demo) can be found here: wullemsb/shopathome: Choose from Angular, React, Svelte, and Vue applications with an Azure Functions API, that deploys to Azure Static Web Apps (

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