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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

Registering a device within Notification Hubs

To be able to send a notification, you have to register a device in the PNS. Without using a service such as Notification Hubs, you would have to know the individual logic of each PNS and store device data somewhere. Such a challenge would be problematic in most cases, as you usually do not want to handle external dependencies by yourself; rather, your aim is to simplify the overall system logic. In this section, you will learn how device registration is handled in Notification Hubs and how to monitor it.

Notification Hubs device registration

When you register a device in Notification Hubs, you are associating it with a template of a notification and tag. To create such a link, you need a PNS handle, which can be understood as an ID of a specific vendor (such as a token or a Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) registration ID). In fact, there are two ways to register a device, as outlined here:

  • Use registration: Where you pass an...