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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)
1
Part 1: PaaS and Containers
8
Part 2: Serverless and Reactive Architecture
14
Part 3: Storage, Messaging, and Monitoring
22
Part 4: Performance, Scalability, and Maintainability

A full-text search in Azure Cognitive Search

The power of Azure Cognitive Search comes when you need to perform a full-text search to find relevant documents that will satisfy your query. This Azure service uses Apache Lucene under the hood, which is a well-known high-performance search engine written in Java. In many cases, common text queries should be covered by the basic capabilities of search engines built with the help of Azure Cognitive Services. For more sophisticated scenarios, a full-text search can help in getting the desired results.

You can find more information about Lucene here: https://lucene.apache.org/core/. It is an open source project that everyone can download.

In this chapter, you will learn how to perform a full-text search, what the syntax is, and how to recognize potential issues.

Sending a request

In the first section of this chapter, you created your Azure Search instance and saw Search explorer, which enables you to send simple queries. Now,...