This book 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.
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.
This book expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.
This open book is licensed under a Microsoft Open License. You can download Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure ebook for free in PDF format (8.1 MB).
Table of Contents
Continuous integration and continuous delivery
Web development best practices
Data storage options
Data partitioning strategies
Unstructured blob storage
Design to survive failures
Monitoring and telemetry
Transient fault handling
Queue-centric work pattern
More patterns and guidance
The Fix It sample application