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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

Developing applications using Azure CDN

Azure CDN itself does not give you anything special—it just caches content and takes responsibility for serving it without delays. The important thing, however, is to know how you can use it in your applications. In Azure, integrating Azure CDN with—for example—Azure App Service—is a piece of cake. It only takes a few mouse clicks to get your CDN working with your existing web applications. In the last section of this chapter, you will see what is required to get the integration set up and ready to improve your website’s performance.

Configuring Azure App Service with Azure CDN

To configure Azure App Service to work with your instance of Azure CDN, you will need to go to the Networking blade, as shown in the following screenshot. This gives you the ability to enable different web app features, including a CDN: