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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 Application Insights to Monitor Your Applications

Azure is not only about developing an application. Once we have our solution deployed to the cloud, we must somehow monitor and diagnose it. The Azure Application Insights service offers a complete toolset for maintaining your applications, with software development kits (SDKs) available for multiple languages and platforms, alerts, query languages, and integration with many native Azure services. It simplifies logging in to applications and gets rid of multiple sources of truth (SOTs) when it comes to analyzing an issue using data from several places.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Using the Azure Application Insights service
  • Monitoring different platforms
  • Using the Smart Analytics module
  • Automating Azure Application Insights