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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

Monitoring different platforms

The strength of Azure Application Insights is its ability to monitor simultaneously from different platforms. You can choose from .NET, Java, Node.js, or even Python or Ruby (however, there are some languages and frameworks officially supported by Application Insights teams, while some are supported by the community). The point is it is platform-agnostic. In fact, when you need the implementation of the communication channel, with an instrumentation key you can easily send data to an instance of a service without additional keys and an extended configuration. In this section, we will focus on sending information from different platforms so that you will be able to start integrating your projects easily on your own.


In .NET applications, the only thing you have to do to get started is to install the latest NuGet package. Depending on the application type (console/web app), a different package will...