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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

Using queues with Azure Queue Storage

Azure Storage—besides being a service for storing many kinds of data—can be used also as a queue. Queue Storage is another capability that allows you to quickly develop a solution that requires a simple queue solution and additionally can store in a queue millions of messages without affecting performance. In this section, you will see how to develop applications using Queue Storage and what is important when using this feature. Additionally, I assume that you already have a storage account. If not, look at the Storing structured data with Azure Storage tables section, where I described the process of creating an account.

Queue Storage features

In general, Queue Storage has the following two use cases:

  • Processing messages asynchronously
  • Exchanging communications between different services (Azure Functions, legacy web roles/worker roles)

It is a very simple queue solution that...