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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

Implementing URL rewrites and redirects

Besides standard load balancing and probing of endpoints, Azure Front Door allows for additional operations to be performed against incoming requests. If we need, we can either rewrite a request or redirect it to a selected backend without offloading those operations to a connecting client. To do that, here’s what we should do:

  1. First, we need to go to the Rule set feature, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 22.11 – Rule set feature

  1. From this tab, we can add a new ruleset by clicking on the + Add button. Rulesets allow for applying additional logic based on a given set of conditions (of course, this is an optional step—we can just skip it and go directly for available actions). URL rewrites and redirects are available by clicking on + Add an action, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 22.12 – Adding an action

  1. Selecting...