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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

Deploying Web Applications as Containers

Containers are one of the hottest topics in the IT industry. They allow for deploying an application in a box, so you don't have to worry about the OS your application will run on or the installed services that are required for it. While containers are sometimes criticized for redundant abstraction over underlying resources, they guarantee a stabilized environment for both developing and hosting applications.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Different ways of hosting containerized applications
  • Azure App Service – a web app for containers
  • Azure Kubernetes Service – a managed Kubernetes service
  • An introduction to Azure Kubernetes Service, which is a managed Kubernetes service designed to host your applications in a structured way