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Cloud Patterns and Architecture for Microsoft Azure Developers

by Simon Allardice

Designing apps in the cloud requires a certain way of thinking. This language-neutral course explores using Azure resources to design complex systems, such as load balancing, caching, partitioning, content delivery networks, and performance testing.

What you'll learn

Regardless of the language or technology, designing applications in the cloud requires a different style of thinking, and deep knowledge of cloud infrastructure and services. In this course, Cloud Patterns and Architecture for Microsoft Azure Developers, you'll learn how various Azure services can help build high-performing, scalable, and resilient applications. First, you'll delve into how to use specific Azure resources to add redundancy, fail-over, and load balancing to a system. Next, you'll discover how to use partitioning and caching to improve performance and scalability. Finally, you'll explore Content Delivery Networks, API management, and performance testing. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge of multiple resources that will help you design applications in Microsoft Azure—whatever technology you're using.

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About the author

Simon is Creative Director and Principal Author at Pluralsight. With over three decades of software development experience, he's programmed in every discipline: from finance to transportation, nuclear reactors to game development. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Simon was the principal developer author at His first video course released back in 2002: since then, his popular courses have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of developers. His current focus is both on the new — the latest... more

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