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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

URL rewriting and redirects

As most load balancers work on Layer 7 of the OSI model, Azure Application Gateway is capable of performing rewrites and redirects of incoming requests. That feature is handy if we need to change the desired URL or the underlying resource moved and we could not make that change on the client layer.

To configure rewriting, go to the Rewrites blade and click on the + Rewrite set button:

Figure 23.13 – Rewrites blade

Creating a rewrite set requires two actions:

  • Giving it a name
  • Associating it with existing routing rules

The mentioned configuration may look like this:

Figure 23.14 – Configuring the name and association of a rewrite set

Then we can go to the next tab and start configuring rewrite rules. By clicking on + Add rewrite rule, you will start the process and all the buttons and fields will become enabled. In the beginning, we need to enter both the name of a rule and...