Why You Should Consider Azure Functions Binding? A Comparison Between Binding & Run from Package

My very first project was a chatbot for my campus, using Microsoft Bot Framework and Azure Functions powered all backend processing. It was Azure Functions v1 back then, and I was developing it happily in browser (only C# supports in-portal development back then).

While portal gives me flexibility and agility to develop functions without IDE, I quickly recognized a deadly limitation, which is the ability to add additional packages. Since then, I use Visual Studio and…