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November 2022

Polling asynchronous APIs with Azure Durable Functions

I have been building a feature on elmah.io lately that picks up validation results from an external API. Before serverless was a thing, I would probably have done this using a scheduled task or Windows Service using Hangfire or similar. But after having migrated everything to serverless Azure Functions, I wanted a good solution running similarly. Azure Durable Functions turned out as the perfect companion and in this post, I'll show you a possible way to implement polling of an asynchronous API.