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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
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It's all about data

SQL databases have ruled the way developers store data in applications for three decades. Databases are growing in a world where applications are standalone or connected to a highly reserved and controlled Local Area Network of many machines inside a single company. Since then, the relational model has become widely used and understood. The interaction with the database is done with the SQL language, which is a standard language. This degree of standardization was enough to keep things familiar so that people did not need to learn something new to persist data when the Internet and web applications were starting their lives.

SQL databases follow the Consistency-Availability-Partitioning (CAP) theorem for network distributed systems: only two of the three principles can be respected. In particular, SQL databases give up to partitioning (physically organizing data of the same database in different physical containers) to guarantee consistency and availability. Consistency...