Developer stories

See how app developers from around the world trust Azure to help them solve their important challenges


Cliff Agius is a 787 pilot by day and a hobbyist developer by night. When a family friend asked for help improving her son’s prosthetic arm, Cliff used open-source software to build a new arm for the teen—and dramatically reduce the costs of prosthetics for others.

Learn about .NET on Azure and Xamarin, find HandyApp on GitHub.

Stack Overflow

As a developer at Stack Overflow and a co-founder of Girl Develop It and Jewelbots, Sara Chipps is driven to help others learn and achieve more. A recent board member on the .NET Foundation, Sara helps developer communities contribute to open-source projects.

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Find Jewelbots on GitHub.

Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt’s popular data breach notification website had to scale rapidly to meet demand. Watch Troy explain how he designed the site architecture and made critical decisions that help keep the site optimised at all times.

Learn about Azure Functions, Azure Cache for Redis, and Azure SQL Database.

Read Troy’s blog post

The pandas project

Jeff Reback, core developer on the open-source pandas data science library for Python, tells the story of how GitHub and Azure Pipelines make it easy for the project’s large volunteer developer base to contribute.

Learn about Azure blob storage with pandas.

Find pandas on GitHub.

Virgin Atlantic

Watch the story of how Microsoft Power Apps and Azure services make it faster and easier for Manuela Pichler and other developers at Virgin Atlantic to build line-of-business apps.

Learn about Microsoft Power Apps.

Ebiya restaurant

When Haruki Odajima took over a third-generation family restaurant, sales were struggling. Learn how he used Azure to develop an AI system that helped increase business tenfold.

Learn about Azure Machine Learning.


Inspired by his aunt who was living with motor neuron disease, Julius Sweetland set out to create a keyboard controlled by eye movements. Watch the story of his open-source project of passion.

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Find OptiKey on GitHub.

Sea of Thieves

See how game developers at Rare use the PlayFab platform and Azure services to dynamically scale and seamlessly migrate players through shared game worlds in Sea of Thieves.

Learn about Azure PlayFab, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Data Explorer, Azure Cache for Redis.


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