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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

Azure CDN fundamentals

If you are hosting a popular website that contains many static files, you may wonder what the best way is to optimize serving them to your users. When searching for a solution, you must take into consideration many different factors–Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) specification, browser capabilities, your server performance, network latencies, and so on. The whole problem is far from being trivial and requires significant resources to be implemented in the right way. To overcome the listed difficulties, the idea of CDNs was developed. A CDN encapsulates the concept of a complex service that takes care of delivering content to everyone who browses your website. In this chapter, you will learn about Azure CDN, which is an Azure component that is designed to be a fast and reliable solution for all the listed problems.

Let’s start by describing the process of working with CDNs and integrating them with an application...