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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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CloudMakers.XYZ scenario evolution

In the past few years, CM developed a proprietary GIS database with a huge amount of data. This has led to further discussion about building a software layer to monetize this data and, at the same time, build new business models around this evolving project.

After establishing that CM has the data in a format accessible through a business logic library written in .NET, it is now the goal of the company to expose this dataset through a REST API, adding features as they become available.

API business is important, and it deserves the respect of any other software engineering application field; so, do not start with coding!

These are the main stakeholders of the CloudMakers API infrastructure. It is imperative to keep them in mind before designing the API representing a good strategy.

This is not rocket science, but some questions should be addressed before going forward:

  • Who are the consumers of the API?

  • Is the API a read-only API (for data consumption) or a read...