Web Applications on Azure: Developing for Global Scale

  • 5h 36m
  • Rob Reagan
  • Apress
  • 2018

Build .NET apps on Microsoft Azure services that can grow to Internet scale. Learn how you can make smart application architecture decisions and follow best practices so that your website can handle tens of thousands of concurrent users and deliver your content globally.

Author Rob Reagan takes you through key Azure technologies targeted toward building web applications, and along the way shares his lessons learned in scaling out a real-world web application. After an overview of web application building blocks, the book dives into relational and NoSQL data storage options on Azure, including Azure Table Storage and CosmosDB. You’ll then discover how to make best use of Redis Cache, Web Jobs, Messaging Queues, and more, alongside other tips, tricks, and troubleshooting advice for when things go wrong. The book concludes with a thorough exploration of best practices for deployment at scale.

What You'll Learn

  • Develop scalable architecture patterns on Azure with ASP.NET MVC
  • Understand the pros and cons of using SQL Azure vs. NoSQL solutions (Azure Tables, CosmosDB)
  • Perform data migration, backup, and recovery in SQL Azure
  • Use effective caching
  • Troubleshoot your web applications
  • Know best practices for deployment

Who This Book Is For

Professional developers or serious hobbyists with experience developing web applications with ASP.NET MVC or Web API

About the Author

Rob Reagan has been building web applications with Microsoft .NET since the release of Framework 1.0 and has a longstanding interest in how to architect sites for Internet scale. He has led projects developing web applications built for hundreds to thousands of concurrent users for companies such as ExxonMobil, Standard & Poor's, Fidelity, and Microsoft. He holds a BA in computer science from Duke, and is currently finishing his master's degree in computer science at Georgia Tech. Rob lives in Chattanooga, TN, and is the CTO at textrequest.com.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Introducing Azure
  • Web Applications
  • Azure Data Storage Overview
  • Azure SQL Databases
  • Azure Table Storage
  • Cosmos DB
  • Redis Cache
  • WebJobs
  • Message Queues
  • Other Tips and Tricks
  • Troubleshooting Web Applications
  • Deployment