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Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure

By : Roberto Freato, Marco Parenzan
Book Image

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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Processing messages with workers

When a command is inside a queue, the producing application has completed its work, but the command processing has not yet started. An independent process or role, besides the frontend web role, has to receive the commands and process them.

A worker role is a noninteractive process that works in the background and perhaps also far from the user, continuously receiving messages and processing them. Technically speaking, from an operating system and Azure point of view, it is just a process, and for .NET it is just a console application. What distinguishes a worker from normal processes is the nonfunctional aspects that need to be considered:

  • Deployment

  • Scaling

  • Resiliency

Deployment means the description of the environment around the worker that handles its lifetime, from creation to completion, through execution. The worker needs resources and configuration, and the deployment needs to give all the information necessary to the process. This models our "console...