Cloud Debugging and Profiling in Microsoft Azure: Application Performance Management in the Cloud
Chilberto, Jeffrey, Zaal, Sjoukje, Aroraa, Gaurav
Use this collection of best practices and tips for assessing the health of a solution. This book provides detailed techniques and instructions to quickly diagnose aspects of your Azure cloud solutions.
The initial chapters of this book introduce you to the many facets of Microsoft Azure, explain why and how building for the cloud differs from on-premise development, and outline the need for a comprehensive strategy to debugging and profiling in Azure. You learn the major types of blades (FaaS, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), how different views can be created for different scenarios, and you will become familiar with the Favorites section, Cost Management & Billing blade, support, and Cloud Shell. You also will know how to leverage Application Insights for application performance management, in order to achieve a seamless cloud development experience. Application Insights, Log Analytics, and database storage topics are covered. The authors further guide you on identity security with Azure AD and continuous delivery with CI and CD covered in detail along with the capabilities of Azure DevOps. And you are exposed to external tooling and trouble shooting in a production environment.
After reading this book, you will be able to apply methods to key Azure services, including App Service (Web Apps, Function Apps, and Logic Apps), Cloud Services, Azure Container Service, Azure Active Directory, Azure Storage, Azure SQL Database, Cosmos DB, Log Analytics, and many more.
What You Will Learn
- Debug and manage the performance of your applications
- Leverage Application Insights for application performance management
- Extend and automate CI/CD with the help of various build tools, including Azure DevOps, TeamCity, and Cake bootstrapper
Who This Book Is For
Application developers, designers, and DevOps personnel who want to find a one-stop shop in best practices for managing their application’s performance in the cloud and for debugging the issues accordingly
Jeffrey Chilberto is a software consultant specializing in the Microsoft technical stack, including Azure, BizTalk, MVC, WCF, and SQL Server. He has enterprise development experience in a wide range of industries, including banking, telecommunications, and healthcare in the USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Sjoukje Zaal is a managing consultant, Microsoft Cloud architect, and Microsoft Azure MVP with over 15 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy, and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation.
Gaurav Aroraa is a serial entrepreneur and startup mentor. He has a MPhil in computer science, and is a Microsoft MVP award recipient. He is a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI), an advisory member and senior mentor of IndiaMentor, certified as a Scrum trainer/coach, ITIL-F certified, and PRINCE-F and PRINCE-P certified. He is an open source developer, and a contributor to the Microsoft TechNet community. Recently, he was awarded the Icon of the Year for Excellence in Mentoring Technology Startups for the 2018-19 by Radio City, which is a Jagran Initiative, for his extraordinary work during his career of 22 years in the industry and the field of technology mentoring.
Ed Price is Senior Program Manager in Engineering at Microsoft, with an MBA in technology management. He ran Microsoft customer feedback programs for Azure Development and Visual Studio. He also was a technical writer at Microsoft for six years, helped lead TechNet Wiki, and now leads efforts to publish key guidance from AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team).