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Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More (Developer Reference) by [Guthrie, Scott, Simms, Mark, Dykstra, Tom, Anderson, Rick, Wasson, Mike]
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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.


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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (July 18 2014)
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HASH(0x9e94bbdc) out of 5 stars The book provides best practices which are quite important for developers (like focus ... Dec 10 2014
By Pouria Amirian - Published on
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This book is an extensive overview for Microsoft's massive cloud computing platform. The book provides best practices which are quite important for developers (like focus on automation) who want to deploy their solutions to one of the most successful cloud environments. As it name implies, Azure is massive and it contains many many features and under heavy development.
HASH(0x9e94bbe8) out of 5 stars Good overview Feb. 19 2016
By Maria Ines Parnisari - Published on
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Nice overview of architectural cloud patterns (database sharding, handling failures, distributed caching, loosely coupled frontend and backends, etc.). I have never built by myself an overly complex application and wouldn't know how to start. This book will not tell you the nitty-gritty details nor the how-tos but it does the job of telling you what you should be taking into account before starting to code. The patterns shown are applied in a sample "FixIt" application, which is like a todo list, which is good because other books don't bother adding real-life scenarios.
However, even though this book is considered an overview I would have liked more detail. I felt like it was too short.
HASH(0x9e9c5ef4) out of 5 stars Very Informative and Very Concise April 25 2015
By Joao Cortez - Published on
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This book covers the main Microsoft Azure features and describing important patterns to build scalable cloud applications. It contains source code for a sample FixIt application to illustrate the concepts. It's very short but well worth the read.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Michael - Published on
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Good book. A bit over my head, as I am not a programmer.
I'll re-read it a couple of times, and hope that some of it sticks
HASH(0x9e9c509c) out of 5 stars Great read. Nov. 2 2015
By Raymond Arnold - Published on
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Useful practices but may need updating. Maps out the way I want to program the cloud. Will refer to it often.