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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


Azure Cognitive Search is a great service if you want to have your very own search solution and do not plan to maintain its infrastructure and configuration. With its flexibility and intuitiveness, you can quickly develop your application, leveraging features such as the push/pull model, scheduled indexing, and support for different kinds of data sources. Additionally, with the option to start from the free tier, even for production workloads, you can gradually progress and scale your solution up, adjusting costs based on real requirements. This chapter has given you your first steps in developing search engines in the cloud and should help you as an entry point for further exploration of the service.

In Chapter 6, Mobile Notifications with Notification Hubs, we will cover topics related to handling mobile applications and push notifications using Azure Notification Hubs.