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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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Azure and Node.js

The Node.js website ( describes it as a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. It can be used inside a desktop application (for example, it runs Microsoft Visual Studio code, built on the Electron open source project) and inside Internet Information Server or Azure, handling requests and responses, from an HTTP connection, inside an HTTP Server service, for web applications or API applications.

With Express.js framework, Node.js can be considered as a competitor for Microsoft ASP.NET stack-based applications. They overlap in many ways but many considerations have to be made:

  • Then resemblance that these languages share is a great reason to choose the language, so those confident with C# compared to JavaScript (or the TypeScript superset) can favor one language over another

  • Besides the current Microsoft involvement with open source initiatives...