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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

Connectors for logic apps

The main concept of Azure Logic Apps is connectors. Connectors are both actions and triggers that you can use in your workflows to fetch data, transform it, and extend the current capabilities of your applications. Currently, Azure logic apps have 200 different connectors available, which allow you to integrate with multiple Azure services (such as Azure API Management or Azure Functions), other systems (OneDrive and Salesforce), and even on-premises systems.

Connector types

In Azure Logic Apps, connectors are divided into two categories:

  • Built-in connectors: These are designed to work with Azure services and create workflows, and are organized around handling application logic and working with data.
  • Managed connectors: These connectors ease integration with other systems and services.

Managed connectors are divided into even more detailed groups:

  • Managed API connectors
  • On-premises connectors
  • Integration account connectors...