Description : This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.
Description : Thought-provoking and accessible in approach, this updated and expanded second edition of the Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storag provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for advanced graduate-level students. We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career. Feel free to send us your enquiries related to our publications to firstname.lastname@example.org Rise Press
Description : Explore various Azure services to build solutions that leverage effective design patterns Key Features Create, deploy, and host cloud applications on Azure Understand various Azure services that help you host serverless applications Explore practical examples to help you secure and troubleshoot your cloud environment Book Description Azure is one of the leading public cloud service providers. Thanks to a number of Azure service updates, it continues to make advances in the realm of cloud computing. Learn Microsoft Azure starts with the fundamentals of cloud computing. You will learn to configure and set up the Azure infrastructure. As you make your way through the book, you'll explore Azure services, along with working on virtual memory systems (VMS) and deployment models. You will understand various services in the Azure ecosystem, such as Azure IoT and Azure Analytics, among others. An easy-to-follow introduction to various cloud design patterns will also add to your efficiency in designing cloud solutions. In the concluding chapters, you'll secure your virtual networks using Network security groups and configure Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to set a custom domain name and company profile. By the end of this book, you will have learned to secure and troubleshoot your Azure cloud environment and be fully aware of best practices for Azure cloud administration. What you will learn Understand the cloud services offered by Azure Design storage and networks in Azure for your Azure VM Work with web apps and Azure SQL databases Build your identity management solutions on Azure using Azure AD Monitor, protect, and automate your Azure services using Operation Management Suite (OMS) Implement OMS for Azure services Who this book is for Learn Microsoft Azure is for administrators, cloud engineers, and developers who want to get started with using Azure as their cloud platform and build cloud-based applications for their enterprises.
Description : Get started and learn a step-by-step approach to application development using Microsoft Azure. Select the right services to solve the problem at hand in a cost-effective manner and explore the potential different services and how they can help in building enterprise applications. Azure has an ample amount of resources and tutorials, but most of them focus on specific services and explain those services on their own and in a given context. Practical Azure Application Development focuses on building complete solutions on Azure using different services. This book gives you the holistic approach to Azure as a solutions development platform. This book: Covers Azure as a solution development platform for building applications Provides real-world examples to understand why and when an Azure service is required Discusses how Azure helps to achieve continuous improvement and expansion of an application Provides application development experience from purchasing Azure to integrating with core Azure services, including an introduction to DevOps with VSTS What You'll Learn Use Azure services to solve real-world software problems Define the usage of Azure services and select the right services to solve the problem at hand Make clear and less ambiguous decisions about using different Azure services Take a holistic approach to Azure as a solution platform Understand the basics of security, data protection, and cost controls in Azure Who This Book Is For Developers, software engineers, and architects who have experience in .NET and web development, but have little or no knowledge in planning and developing an application on Azure
Description : The Book "Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) For Everyone", is the most comprehensive educational web resource book that will explore the most famous innovative educational paradigm MOOC, online learning platforms and world’s prestigious higher education institutions which are offering open online courses at free of cost. The book will also cover the short history about the term, potential benefits of participation in an open online course, and how MOOCs have been transforming/revolutionizing/disseminating the ecosystem of education using advanced technologies and innovative pedagogical techniques. This book will be useful for learners who are looking for free, open, online courses to learn the new things or would like to improve their level of knowledge on a particular subject. There are vast number of open online courses available in various topics through online learning platforms which are mentioned in this book. By participating in the free open online courses offered by various universities and institutions, learners can become expert in their favorite subject and improve the career in an efficient way. This book was written to benefit the students and lifelong learners to learn anything using free open online educational courses. Unleashing the most useful free open online course Resources: The book will explore the details of 90 online learning platforms and more than 275 higher education institutions and organizations which are participating the movement of MOOCs to offer free open online courses. The book was written to represent in-depth education web resources with 9 Chapters and 155 pages.
Description : Accelerate and Automate Build, Deploy, and Management of applications to achieve High Availability. About This Book This guide highlights tools that offer development and deployment environments for application services Secure and continuously monitor your web application in order to make it highly available Use Visual Studio Team Services for Continuous Integration and Continuous Development to expedite your application life cycle management process Use Microsoft Azure App Services (Azure Web Apps / Azure Websites), PaaS offering from Microsoft to deploy web application Who This Book Is For This book is for DevOps engineers, system administrators, and developers (.net) who want to implement DevOps for their organization. You do not need to have any knowledge of VSTS or Azure App Services (Azure Web Apps / Azure Websites). What You Will Learn Explore the features of PaaS and aPaaS in DevOps Use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to manage versions of code and integrating VSTS with Eclipse IDE Understand and configure Continuous Integration in VSTS Review Unit Test Execution for Automated Testing Create different environments that can be used to continuous deploy a web application Configure Roll-based Access to enable secure access for Azure Web Apps Create and configure the App Service Environment to enhance security Understand the execution of the end-to-end automation process Conduct Performance Testing using JMeter Discover the different monitoring options available in Microsoft Azure Portal In Detail This book will teach you all about the Visual Studio Team Services and Microsoft Azure PaaS offerings that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, and execution in the cloud with high availability, disaster recovery, and security. You will first be given a tour of all the concepts and tools that Microsoft Azure has to offer and how these can be used in situations to cultivate the DevOps culture. You'll be taught how to use and manage Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and about the structure of the sample application used throughout the book. You will become familiar with the nitty gritty of Continuous Integration and Continuous Development with VSTS and Microsoft Azure Apps. You will not only learn how to create App service environments, but also how to compare Azure Web Apps and App Service Environments to deploy web applications in a more secure environment. Once you have completed Continuous Integration and created the Platform for application deployment, you will learn more about the final stepping stone in achieving end-to-end automation using approval-based Continuous Delivery and Deployment. You will then learn about Continuous Monitoring, using the monitoring and notification options provided by Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services. Style and Approach This book is an easy-to-follow guide filled with examples and real-world applications for gaining an in-depth understanding of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. This book will help you leverage Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio using real-world examples.
Description : Harness the power of Microsoft Azure services to build efficient cloud solutions About This Book Get to grips with the features of Microsoft Azure in terms of Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage Learn the how and when of using the right storage service for different business use cases Make use of Azure storage services in various languages with this fast-paced and easy-to-follow guide Who This Book Is For If you are an IT professional with basic knowledge of Microsoft Azure and want to learn Azure storage services, then this book is for you. Some familiarity with C# and Visual Studio is needed in order to utilize the examples present in the book. What You Will Learn/h2ulliGet familiar with Windows Azure Storage Service in terms of architecture and working/liliRecognize the libraries and tools offered by Azure storage, supporting several popular programming languages/liliKnow how the storage services expose their resources as REST APIs and what client libraries exists to develop against the storage/liliGain the understanding of types of Blobs and best ways to upload and retrieve them/liliLearn how to make use of Tables as a NoSQL data store and how to retrieve, insert, update and delete entities in terms of design patterns/liliUse Queue storage as a messaging solution for communications between different apps/liliCreate mounted shares and allow legacy systems to access data using the SMB protocol/liliGet accustomed to deal with faults, monitor storage metrics and logs/li/ulh2In DetailpWith the many advantages of using cloud computing, Azure Storage is a robust platform that helps you shift faster to the cloud by providing scalable, durable and highly available data storage options. For developers, it provides a rapid development environment that supports building large-scale applications to support new scenarios on the cloud, server, mobile and web. For IT professionals, it reduces complexity of managing, protecting and replicating data./ppThis book will make you familiar with the Azure storage in terms of architecture and components. It starts with the basics of storage accounts, which give access to the four basic services the Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage services. These services are exposed through a REST API that makes it possible for client libraries to implement most of their functionality in a wide range of popular programming languages. Emphasizing the Windows Azure Client Library for .NET, we will deal with storing and retrieving unstructured data with Blobs, then will move to Tables to insert and update entities in a structured NoSQL fashion. Then we will discover Queues as a reliable messaging service, and after that we will show File storage that allows you to migrate legacy applications data to the cloud to end with transient fault handling and service monitoring./ph2Style and approach/h2pThis book is a concise and fast-paced guide to learn about development for storage services. Each topic is elaborated sequentially, in order to create basic knowledge for using it in the right place and the correct way.
Description : Build new Access cloud web apps and migrate desktop databases to the cloud This is your complete, practical guide to creating Microsoft Access web apps and migrating existing databases to the cloud. Access MVP Andrew Couch guides you through the entire web app life cycle, from design through deployment and upgrades. After introducing Microsoft Office 365 and the web app development environment, he reviews key issues associated with moving data into a web app or creating cloud apps with new data. Next, he drills down into app construction, from table design to integration. You’ll learn how to extend Access with Microsoft Azure SQL, PowerPivot, Visual Studio 2013, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and Apps for Office, and master important new enhancements in Office 365 SP1. Learn best practices and techniques to: Capitalize on key Office 365 features in your Access web apps Design and integrate all the features of Access web apps Make your desktop databases compatible with web app table structures Implement and test business rules by using the Macro Programming Tools Understand how your app design translates to objects in the cloud-based Azure SQL Database Use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to connect with and manage web apps Improve reporting with PowerPivot, Visual Studio 2013, and SSRS Extend Access web apps with Apps for Office features Capitalize on Office 365 SP1 improvements in change deployment, intellectual property protection, and integration Get all code samples, including complete apps, at: http://aka.ms/AccessApps/files About This Book For experienced Access developers who want a deep understanding of web app design and implementation For new web app developers who want to develop Access web apps with Office 365
Description : Unleash the power of serverless integration with Azure About This Book Build and support highly available and scalable API Apps by learning powerful Azure-based cloud integration Deploy and deliver applications that integrate seamlessly in the cloud and quickly adapt as per your integration needs Deploy hybrid applications that work and integrate on the cloud (using Logic Apps and BizTalk Server) Who This Book Is For This book is for Microsoft Enterprise developers, DevOps, and IT professionals who would like to use Azure App Service and Microsoft Cloud Integration technologies to create cloud-based web and mobile apps. What You Will Learn Explore new models of robust cloud integration in Microsoft Azure Create your own connector and learn how to publish and manage it Build reliable, scalable, and secure business workflows using Azure Logic Apps Simplify SaaS connectivity with Azure using Logic Apps Connect your on-premises system to Azure securely Get to know more about Logic Apps and how to connect to on-premises “line-of-business” applications using Microsoft BizTalk Server In Detail Microsoft is focusing heavily on Enterprise connectivity so that developers can build scalable web and mobile apps and services in the cloud. In short, Enterprise connectivity from anywhere and to any device. These integration services are being offered through powerful Azure-based services. This book will teach you how to design and implement cloud integration using Microsoft Azure. It starts by showing you how to build, deploy, and secure the API app. Next, it introduces you to Logic Apps and helps you quickly start building your integration applications. We'll then go through the different connectors available for Logic Apps to build your automated business process workflow. Further on, you will see how to create a complex workflow in Logic Apps using Azure Function. You will then add a SaaS application to your existing cloud applications and create Queues and Topics in Service Bus on Azure using Azure Portal. Towards the end, we'll explore event hubs and IoT hubs, and you'll get to know more about how to tool and monitor the business workflow in Logic Apps. Using this book, you will be able to support your apps that connect to data anywhere—be it in the cloud or on-premises. Style and approach This practical hands-on tutorial shows you the full capability of App Service and other Azure-based integration services to build scalable and highly available web and mobile apps. It helps you successfully build and support your applications in the cloud or on-premises successfully. We'll debunk the popular myth that switching to cloud is risky—it's not!
Description : If you are a .NET developer who wants to develop end-to-end RESTful applications in the cloud, then this book is for you. A working knowledge of C# will help you get the most out of this book.