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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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The need for a fast and easy solution

In Chapter 3, Building the Frontend we introduced a complex data solution for a frontend web application. The emphasis, in that case, was on the correctness of the frontend data modeling activity that can endure in the application lifetime. This approach is correct if we need a development activity based on a long-term vision of cost management and correct maintainability, to correct bugs or to implement new features.

As a general rule:

  • Model your domain and data first, close business rules inside a domain, and then think about applications, if possible

  • Develop your application and model data according, to application usage if really needed

There are some scenarios where this activity is not cost-effective:

  • Prototyping: This is necessary to prove the idea so the emphasis is on composing the application and verifying the idea, not fine-tuning the entire solution.

  • Short-term application: This is when time is constrained and we need to have a functional application...