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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
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Azure Resource Manager

To solve the issues just exposed, Azure has implemented some concepts:

  • A resource group is a batch of services that can be deployed in a single operation

  • "Resource" is the generic term that refers to a service deployed in a subscription

  • A resource group is described in a declarative way, with a JSON document called "resource template"

  • All resources are managed by the Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

  • ARM is accessible entirely via REST APIs in a single, consistent way, not specifically by service (it's the service that needs to expose an ARM-compatible interface)

The last topic is interesting for some issues:

  • An Azure service needs to be rewritten or updated to be compatible with the ARM model.

  • Not all services (at the time of writing this book) have already moved to the ARM mode, for example, the Service Bus service. These services are accessible only from the classic portal (in this case, we speak about ASM, Azure Service Mode).

  • Some services coexist in two modes that are incompatible...