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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


Here are some questions to test your knowledge of the important topics in this chapter:

  1. Which tiers are available during account creation when selecting Blob as an account type?
  2. What must you include in a query against Table storage to achieve maximum performance?
  3. What are the available redundancy models for storage accounts?
  4. What is the difference between blob and file storage?
  5. Can you store binary files using Blob storage?
  6. How long does a message in Queue Storage live before it is removed?
  7. What is the maximum size of a message in Queue Storage?
  8. What is the maximum size of the PartitionKey column value?
  9. Which concurrency model is implemented in Table storage?
  10. What is the difference between Azure Files storage and an on-premises filesystem?