A quick demo of Azure Service Fabric with ASP.NET Core

In this episode we take a quick look at Azure Service Fabric, a new platform for building micro-services on Azure and also see how one could use ASP.NET Core 1.0 to easily create micro-services for this powerful platform.

The demo consists of a simple back-end API serving up a color in HEX format as string as well as a small AngularJs app that showcases a collection of blocks, each polling the back-end API for a color and then assigning it accordingly as it's background. The initial state of each block is blue, but when the service gets changed to deliver green instead, the front-end will gracefully migrate over to the new color.

The idea here is to show how seamless the back-end can get upgraded with minimal impact on the client and have a seamless changeover from one version to another.