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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

Automating Azure Application Insights

Monitoring is not something you like to spend time on daily. In fact, the more automated the service is, the better results you can get. It is always easier to let the machine look at different dimensions and find problems based on some preset rules; it will do this quicker and more carefully. In Azure Application Insights, you have many options when it comes to automation: Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, alerts in the portal, or integrating external services (such as Power Automate). In the last section of this chapter, you will learn how to get started with automation and make sure you focus on development, instead of log analysis and service maintenance. For more information about ARM templates, take a look at Chapter 25, Tips and Tricks in Azure, where we are going to discuss that functionality a little bit more.


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