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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Kamil Mrzygłód

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is currently one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers thanks to its sophisticated set of services for building fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications. This second edition of Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through the various PaaS services available in Azure, including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, and Azure SQL Databases, showing you how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. Throughout the book, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, containerized solutions, and even search engines such as Azure Cognitive Search. That’s not all!! The book also covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door. By the end of this Azure book, you’ll be able to build modern applications on the Azure cloud using the most popular and promising technologies to make your solutions reliable, stable, and efficient.
Table of Contents (32 chapters)
Part 1: PaaS and Containers
Part 2: Serverless and Reactive Architecture
Part 3: Storage, Messaging, and Monitoring
Part 4: Performance, Scalability, and Maintainability

Part 1: PaaS and Containers

The objective of Part 1 is to present the most common Azure services. Components such as Azure App Service, WebJobs, and Azure Search are widely used and offer a great number of different features, starting from different deployment options, runtimes, and even slots for multiple application versions. With different containers also available, the whole journey can start to get complicated – we’re here to help you understand PaaS and the flexibility it offers.

This part of the book comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Web Applications in Azure – Azure App Service
  • Chapter 2, Using Azure Container Registry for Storing and Managing Images
  • Chapter 3, Deploying Web Applications as Containers
  • Chapter 4, Using Azure Container Instances for Ad Hoc Application Hosting
  • Chapter 5, Building a Search Engine with Azure Cognitive Search
  • Chapter 6, Mobile Notifications with Notification Hubs