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Azure Functions and (Lack of) F# Support

Jamie Dixon has a shaggy dog tale:

When Azure Functions first came out, F# had pretty good support – templates, the ability to run a .fsx file, cool examples written by Don… Fast forward to 2021 and we have bupkis. I recently wrote a dictionary of amino acid weights that would be perfect as a service: pass in a kmer length and weight, get all hits from amino acids.

I first attempted to create a function app, select a .fsx template, and write the code in my browser. Alas, only .csx scripting is available.

Not to be too cutesy about it, but it would be nice if the product which allows for the execution of functions in a cloud service would support the .NET language which most explicitly embraces the notion of functions. If you feel similarly, there is an open feedback ticket.