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Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure

By : Roberto Freato, Marco Parenzan
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Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure

By: Roberto Freato, Marco Parenzan

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. This book starts by helping you set up a professional development environments in the cloud and integrating them with your local environment to achieve improved efficiency. You will move on to create front-end and back-end services, and then build cross-platform applications using Azure. Next you’ll get to grips with advanced techniques used to analyze usage data and automate billing operations. Following on from that, you will gain knowledge of how you can extend your on-premise solution to the cloud and move data in a pipeline. In a nutshell, this book will show you how to build high-quality, end-to-end services using Microsoft Azure. By the end of this book, you will have the skillset needed to successfully set up, develop, and manage a full-stack Azure infrastructure.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure
About the Authors
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Service Manager (classic) mode versus Resource Manager mode

Azure has introduced Azure Resource Manager (ARM) to solve the challenges related to the way we manage projects in Azure. Most of the solutions deployed are a combination of two or more services. For example, running a virtual machine requires the deployment of three different services:

  • A VM instance

  • A storage account that contains the disk images

  • A cloud service

A customer solution is more complex that this, and there are two main issues:

  • Deploying a solution can be complex due to the number of services that needs to be created and configured

  • Organizing and managing all these resources can become cumbersome if we cannot associate some metadata to describe why we have deployed every single resource and the solution it refers. If we can do this, we can then list, group, and filter services by solution and have a more clear and usable view of resources

ARM has changed the way we manage and deploy resources by including the following features...