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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

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

Optimization and caching

CDNs are all about optimizing the content and caching it. In that way, they improve the performance of your website and the UX. In the previous section, you learned a little bit about the concept of CDNs and configured your instance of Azure CDN. Now, we will try to learn some more advanced features, such as compression, caching rules, and optimization. 

Configuring an endpoint

To access the endpoint configuration, click on it on the Overview blade, which will take you to the following screen:

Figure 20.8 – Endpoint available on the Overview blade

This will display a new screen, where you can find all information regarding that particular CDN endpoint, such as its hostname, available protocols, and configured rules for content optimization. In fact, the screen looks very similar to the previous one—it just offers some additional options, as we can see here: