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Hands-On Azure for Developers

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Hands-On Azure for Developers

By: Kamil Mrzygłód

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers in the market currently, and also holds the second highest market share after AWS. Azure has a sophisticated set of services that will help you build fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications. Hands-On Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through multiple PaaS services available in Azure, including App Services, Functions, and Service Fabric, and explain in detail how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. You will learn about how to maximize your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, and even search engines such as Azure Search. In the concluding chapters, this book covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager. By the end of the book, you will be able to build modern applications on the Azure cloud using the most popular and promising technologies, which will help make your solutions reliable, stable, and efficient.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)

Azure App Service

Azure App Service is one of the biggest and most commonly used services available in the Azure cloud. It allows for easy development of web applications with multiple features available (such as support for different platforms, including .NET, PHP, and Java), manual and automated scaling, and different performance options. It's a general platform and runtime that fuels other services, such as WebJobs and Azure Functions.

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

  • Creating and deploying Azure App Service
  • Working with different operating systems and platforms
  • Choosing the right App Service Plan and what their features are
  • Securing App Service using different security providers
  • Diagnosing and monitoring your applications