The goal of this project is to provide a radically simplified Java API for Azure. It follows a flavor of modern API design patterns (builder, fluent) optimized for readability, writeability and succinctness.⚠️ NOTE: this was an experimental labs project, which developed the API design approach that the actual Azure Libraries for Java (a.k.a. Azure SDK for Java) have now started to follow, as of version 1.0 beta 2. Starting with that version, the Azure Libraries for Java have caught up with and surpassed the "shortcuts" prototype, so if you are looking for the latest and greatest implementation and evolution of the ideas originally prototyped in this "shortcuts" project, you can now go directly to the Azure Libraries for Java. The original creator of the "shortcuts" prototype is now the team lead for the Azure SDK for Java.