Improve your Azure architecture practice and set out on a cloud and cloud-native journey with this Azure cloud native architecture guide Key FeaturesDiscover the key drivers of successful Azure architectureImplement architecture maps as a compass to tackle any challengeUnderstand architecture maps in detail with the help of practical use casesBook Description Azure offers a wide range of services that enable a million ways to architect your solutions. Complete with original maps and expert analysis, this book will help you to explore Azure and choose the best solutions for your unique requirements. Starting with the key aspects of architecture, this book shows you how to map different architectural perspectives and covers a variety of use cases for each architectural discipline. You'll get acquainted with the basic cloud vocabulary and learn which strategic aspects to consider for a successful cloud journey. As you advance through the chapters, you'll understand technical considerations from the perspective of a solutions architect. You'll then explore infrastructure aspects, such as network, disaster recovery, and high availability, and leverage Infrastructure as Code (IaC) through ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform. The book also guides you through cloud design patterns, distributed architecture, and ecosystem solutions, such as Dapr, from an application architect's perspective. You'll work with both traditional (ETL and OLAP) and modern data practices (big data and advanced analytics) in the cloud and finally get to grips with cloud native security. By the end of this book, you'll have picked up best practices and more rounded knowledge of the different architectural perspectives. What you will learnGain overarching architectural knowledge of the Microsoft Azure cloud platformExplore the possibilities of building a full Azure solution by considering different architectural perspectivesImplement best practices for architecting and deploying Azure infrastructureReview different patterns for building a distributed application with ecosystem frameworks and solutionsGet to grips with cloud-native concepts using containerized workloadsWork with AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) and use it with service mesh technologies to design a microservices hosting platformWho this book is for This book is for aspiring Azure Architects or anyone who specializes in security, infrastructure, data, and application architecture. If you are a developer or infrastructure engineer looking to enhance your Azure knowledge, you'll find this book useful.
Learn how to build scalable cloud native applications with the new-generation Ballerina language using expert tips and best practices Key FeaturesWork with code samples based on the Ballerina Swan Lake Beta1 versionExplore the in-built networking protocol support in Ballerina to develop secure distributed appsBuild a Ballerina app with an automated CI/CD pipeline with observability to simplify maintenance and deploymentBook Description The Ballerina programming language was created by WSO2 for the modern needs of developers where cloud native development techniques have become ubiquitous. Ballerina simplifies how programmers develop and deploy cloud native distributed apps and microservices. Cloud Native Applications with Ballerina will guide you through Ballerina essentials, including variables, types, functions, flow control, security, and more. You'll explore networking as an in-built feature in Ballerina, which makes it a first-class language for distributed computing. With this app development book, you'll learn about different networking protocols as well as different architectural patterns that you can use to implement services on the cloud. As you advance, you'll explore multiple design patterns used in microservice architecture and use serverless in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure platforms. You will also get to grips with Docker, Kubernetes, and serverless platforms to simplify maintenance and the deployment process. Later, you'll focus on the Ballerina testing framework along with deployment tools and monitoring tools to build fully automated observable cloud applications. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to apply the Ballerina language for building scalable, resilient, secured, and easy-to-maintain cloud native Ballerina projects and applications. What you will learnUnderstand the concepts and models in cloud native architectureGet to grips with the high-level concepts of building applications with the Ballerina languageUse cloud native architectural design patterns to develop cloud native Ballerina applicationsDiscover how to automate, maintain, and observe cloud native Ballerina applicationsUse a container to deploy and maintain a Ballerina application with Docker and KubernetesExplore serverless architecture and use Microsoft Azure and the AWS platform to build serverless applicationsWho this book is for This Ballerina Swan Lake book is for cloud developers, integration developers, and microservices developers who are facing challenges with legacy tooling and are looking for the latest tools and technologies to solve them. Beginner-level programming knowledge is required before getting started with this Ballerina book.
A quick start guide to learning essential software architecture tools, frameworks, design patterns, and best practices Key FeaturesApply critical thinking to your software development and architecture practices and bring structure to your approach using well-known IT standardsUnderstand the impact of cloud-native approaches on software architectureIntegrate the latest technology trends into your architectural designsBook Description Are you a seasoned developer who likes to add value to a project beyond just writing code? Have you realized that good development practices are not enough to make a project successful, and you now want to embrace the bigger picture in the IT landscape? If so, you're ready to become a software architect; someone who can deal with any IT stakeholder as well as add value to the numerous dimensions of software development. The sheer volume of content on software architecture can be overwhelming, however. Software Architecture for Busy Developers is here to help. Written by Stephane Eyskens, author of The Azure Cloud Native Mapbook, this book guides you through your software architecture journey in a pragmatic way using real-world scenarios. By drawing on over 20 years of consulting experience, Stephane will help you understand the role of a software architect, without the fluff or unnecessarily complex theory. You'll begin by understanding what non-functional requirements mean and how they concretely impact target architecture. The book then covers different frameworks used across the entire enterprise landscape with the help of use cases and examples. Finally, you'll discover ways in which the cloud is becoming a game changer in the world of software architecture. By the end of this book, you'll have gained a holistic understanding of the architectural landscape, as well as more specific software architecture skills. You'll also be ready to pursue your software architecture journey on your own - and in just one weekend! What you will learnUnderstand the roles and responsibilities of a software architectExplore enterprise architecture tools and frameworks such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and ArchiMateGet to grips with key design patterns used in software developmentExplore the widely adopted Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM)Discover the benefits and drawbacks of monoliths, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and microservicesStay on top of trending architectures such as API-driven, serverless, and cloud nativeWho this book is for This book is for developers who want to move up the organizational ladder and become software architects by understanding the broader application landscape and discovering how large enterprises deal with software architecture practices. Prior knowledge of software development is required to get the most out of this book.
Learn how to set up, configure, and use Microsoft Sentinel to provide security incident and event management services for your multi-cloud environment Key FeaturesCollect, normalize, and analyze security information from multiple data sourcesIntegrate AI, machine learning, built-in and custom threat analyses, and automation to build optimal security solutionsDetect and investigate possible security breaches to tackle complex and advanced cyber threatsBook Description Microsoft Sentinel is a security information and event management (SIEM) tool developed by Microsoft that helps you integrate cloud security and artificial intelligence (AI). This book will teach you how to implement Microsoft Sentinel and understand how it can help detect security incidents in your environment with integrated AI, threat analysis, and built-in and community-driven logic. The first part of this book will introduce you to Microsoft Sentinel and Log Analytics, then move on to understanding data collection and management, as well as how to create effective Microsoft Sentinel queries to detect anomalous behaviors and activity patterns. The next part will focus on useful features, such as entity behavior analytics and Microsoft Sentinel playbooks, along with exploring the new bi-directional connector for ServiceNow. In the next part, you'll be learning how to develop solutions that automate responses needed to handle security incidents and find out more about the latest developments in security, techniques to enhance your cloud security architecture, and explore how you can contribute to the security community. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to implement Microsoft Sentinel to fit your needs and protect your environment from cyber threats and other security issues. What you will learnImplement Log Analytics and enable Microsoft Sentinel and data ingestion from multiple sourcesTackle Kusto Query Language (KQL) codingDiscover how to carry out threat hunting activities in Microsoft SentinelConnect Microsoft Sentinel to ServiceNow for automated ticketingFind out how to detect threats and create automated responses for immediate resolutionUse triggers and actions with Microsoft Sentinel playbooks to perform automationsWho this book is for You'll get the most out of this book if you have a good grasp on other Microsoft security products and Azure, and are now looking to expand your knowledge to incorporate Microsoft Sentinel. Security experts who use an alternative SIEM tool and want to adopt Microsoft Sentinel as an additional or a replacement service will also find this book useful.
Innovate at scale through well-architected API-led products that drive personalized, predictive, and adaptive customer experiences Key FeaturesStrategize your IT investments by modeling enterprise solutions with an API-centric approachBuild robust and reliable API platforms to boost business agility and omnichannel deliveryCreate digital value chains through the productization of your APIsBook Description API-centric architectures are foundational to delivering omnichannel experiences for an enterprise. With this book, developers will learn techniques to design loosely coupled, cloud-based, business-tier interfaces that can be consumed by a variety of client applications. Using real-world examples and case studies, the book helps you get to grips with the cloudbased design and implementation of reliable and resilient API-centric solutions. Starting with the evolution of enterprise applications, you'll learn how API-based integration architectures drive digital transformation. You'll then learn about the important principles and practices that apply to cloud-based API architectures and advance to exploring the different architecture styles and their implementation in Azure. This book is written from a practitioner's point of view, so you'll discover ideas and practices that have worked successfully in various customer scenarios. By the end of this book, you'll be able to architect, design, deploy, and monetize your API solutions in the Azure cloud while implementing best practices and industry standards. What you will learnExplore the benefits of API-led architecture in an enterpriseBuild highly reliable and resilient, cloud-based, API-centric solutionsPlan technical initiatives based on Well-Architected Framework principlesGet to grips with the productization and management of your API assets for value creationDesign high-scale enterprise integration platforms on the Azure cloudStudy the important principles and practices that apply to cloud-based API architecturesWho this book is for This book is for solution architects, developers, engineers, DevOps professionals, and IT decision-makers who are responsible for designing and developing large distributed systems. Familiarity with enterprise solution architectures and cloud-based design will help you to comprehend the concepts covered in the book easily.
Learn how to create sophisticated and reliable Logic Apps with improved UX Key FeaturesBecome an Azure Master and create data flows within a matter of minutesPerform transfers using Logic Apps with prompt resultsCreate powerful Logic Apps by enhancing your systems to improve user experienceBook Description Logic Apps are a visual flowchart-like representation of common programming actions, and are a flexible way to create logic without writing a single line of code. Enterprise Integration with Azure Logic Apps is a comprehensive introduction for anyone new to Logic Apps which will boost your learning skills and allow you to create rich, complex, structured, and reusable logic with instant results. You'll begin by discovering how to navigate the Azure portal and understand how your objects can be zoned to a specific environment by using resource groups. Complete with hands-on tutorials, projects, and self-assessment questions, this easy-to-follow guide will teach you the benefits and foundations of Logic App logic design. As you advance, you'll find out how to manage your Azure environment in relation to Logic Apps and how to create elegant and reliable Logic Apps. With useful and practical explanations of how to get the most out of Logic App actions and triggers, you'll be able to ensure that your Logic Apps work efficiently and provide seamless integration for real-world scenarios without having to write code. By the end of this Logic Apps book, you'll be able to create complex and powerful Logic Apps within minutes, integrating large amounts of data on demand, enhancing your systems, and linking applications to improve user experience. What you will learnUnderstand how to use blades, overview pages, and subscription pagesDiscover how to create a Microsoft account to manage your tenantUse a Visual Studio subscription with Azure to manage your Logic AppsFind out how to manage the cloud by analyzing runs, executions, and costsCreate resource groups to zone your enterprise environmentsSupport a development life cycle from sandbox through to productionWho this book is for If you are an aspiring infrastructure technician who already uses Azure in place of on-premises solutions and is now looking to link systems together, then this book is for you. This book is also for developers interested in systems integration where legacy systems may not have a direct data link and the cloud is the intermediary step. Power users with existing IT skills and experience with Power BI and Power Automate will also find this book useful.
Successfully modernize your apps on Azure using APIs, event-driven systems, functions, and Service Fabric and connect them to different relational and non-relational databases Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook Key Features Understand Function-as-a-Service and Azure Service Fabric for distributed applications Develop event-based and message-based solutions using Event Grid and Azure Event Hubs Explore continuous deployment for Docker with Azure DevOps and integrate Docker Hub with CI/CD pipelines Book Description To deliver software at a faster rate and reduced costs, companies with stable legacy systems and growing data volumes are trying to modernize their applications and accelerate innovation, but this is no easy matter. A Developer's Guide to Building Resilient Cloud Applications with Azure helps you overcome these application modernization challenges to build secure and reliable cloud-based applications on Azure and connect them to databases with the help of easy-to-follow examples. The book begins with a basic definition of serverless and event-driven architecture and Database-as-a-Service, before moving on to an exploration of the different services in Azure, namely Azure API Management using the gateway pattern, event-driven architecture, Event Grid, Azure Event Hubs, Azure message queues, FaaS using Azure Functions, and the database-oriented cloud. Throughout the chapters, you'll learn about creating, importing, and managing APIs and Service Fabric in Azure, and discover how to ensure continuous integration and deployment in Azure to fully automate the software delivery process, that is, the build and release process. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build and deploy cloud-oriented applications using APIs, serverless, Service Fabric, Azure Functions, and Event Grid technologies. What you will learn Understand the architecture of Azure Functions and Azure Service Fabric Explore Platform-as-a-Service options for deploying SQL Server in Azure Create and manage Azure Storage and Azure Cosmos DB resources Leverage big data storage in Azure services Select Azure services to deploy according to a specific scenario Set up CI/CD pipelines to deploy container applications on Azure DevOps Get to grips with API gateway patterns and Azure API Management Who this book is for This book is for cloud developers, software architects, system administrators, database administrators, data engineers, developers, and computer science students who want to understand the role of the software architect or developer in the cloud world. Professionals looking to enhance their cloud and cloud-native programming concepts on Azure will also find this book useful. A solid background in C#, ASP.NET Core, and any recent version of Visual Studio and basic knowledge of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure, and databases will be helpful when using this book.
Learn how to build, maintain, and test Android applications using clean architecture principles Key Features Understand various software design principles and patterns to make an application more testable Structure your application's code into different layers and components to make it more maintainable and flexible Study popular libraries and frameworks and integrate them into an application Book Description As an application's code base increases, it becomes harder for developers to maintain existing features and introduce new ones. In this clean architecture book, you'll learn to identify when and how this problem emerges and how to structure your code to overcome it. The book starts by explaining clean architecture principles and Android architecture components and then explores the tools, frameworks, and libraries involved. You'll learn how to structure your application in the data and domain layers, the technologies that go in each layer, and the role that each layer plays in keeping your application clean. You'll understand how to arrange the code into these two layers and the components involved in assembling them. Finally, you'll cover the presentation layer and the patterns that can be applied to have a decoupled and testable code base. By the end of this architecture book, you'll be able to build an application following clean architecture principles and have the knowledge you need to maintain and test the application easily. What you will learn Discover and solve issues in Android legacy applications Become well versed in the principles behind clean architecture Get to grips with writing loosely coupled and testable code Find out how to structure an application's code in separate layers Understand the role each layer plays in keeping the application clean Integrate existing frameworks and libraries for each layer Who this book is for This book is for Android developers who want to learn about managing the complexity of their applications, and is also highly recommended for intermediate or advanced Android developers looking for a go-to guide for clean architecture and the integration of various Android technologies. New developers familiar with the fundamentals of Android app development will find this book useful too.
A professional's guide to solving complex problems while designing modern software Key FeaturesLearn best practices for designing enterprise-grade software systems from a seasoned CTODeeper your understanding of system reliability, maintainability, and scalabilityElevate your skills to a professional level by learning the most effective software design patterns and architectural conceptsBook Description As businesses are undergoing a digital transformation to keep up with competition, it is now more important than ever for IT professionals to design systems to keep up with the rate of change while maintaining stability. This book takes you through the architectural patterns that power enterprise-grade software systems and the key architectural elements that enable change (such as events, autonomous services, and micro frontends), along with showing you how to implement and operate anti-fragile systems. First, you'll divide up a system and define boundaries so that your teams can work autonomously and accelerate innovation. You'll cover low-level event and data patterns that support the entire architecture, while getting up and running with the different autonomous service design patterns. Next, the book will focus on best practices for security, reliability, testability, observability, and performance. You'll combine all that you've learned and build upon that foundation, exploring the methodologies of continuous experimentation, deployment, and delivery before delving into some final thoughts on how to start making progress. By the end of this book, you'll be able to architect your own event-driven, serverless systems that are ready to adapt and change so that you can deliver value at the pace needed by your business. What you will learnExplore architectural patterns to create anti-fragile systems that thrive with changeFocus on DevOps practices that empower self-sufficient, full-stack teamsBuild enterprise-scale serverless systemsApply microservices principles to the frontendDiscover how SOLID principles apply to software and database architectureCreate event stream processors that power the event sourcing and CQRS patternDeploy a multi-regional system, including regional health checks, latency-based routing, and replicationExplore the Strangler pattern for migrating legacy systemsWho this book is for This book is for software architects who want to learn more about different software design patterns and best practices. This isn't a beginner's manual – you'll need an intermediate level of programming proficiency and software design to get started. You'll get the most out of this software design book if you already know the basics of the cloud, but it isn't a prerequisite.
Explore hidden behaviors and customization techniques to help you get the most out of ASP.NET Core for building web applications Key FeaturesSecond edition updated and enhanced to cover the latest .NET 6 features and changesLearn expert techniques to implement authentication and authorization for securing your web appsDiscover best practices for configuring ASP.NET Core, from user interface design to hosting it on platformsBook Description ASP.NET Core comes packed full of hidden features for building sophisticated web applications. You’d be missing out on a lot of its capabilities by not customizing it to work for your applications. With Customizing ASP.NET Core 6.0, you’ll discover techniques to help you get the most out of the framework to deliver robust applications. In this updated second edition, you’ll cover the latest features and changes in the .NET 6 LTS version. You’ll find new insights and customization techniques for important topics such as authentication and authorization. The book will also show you how to work with caches and change the default behavior of ASP.NET Core apps. You'll learn essential concepts relating to optimizing the framework, such as configuration, dependency injection, routing, action filters, and more. As you progress, you'll be able to create custom solutions that meet the needs of your use case with ASP.NET Core. Later chapters will cover expert techniques and best practices for using the framework for your app development needs, from UI design to hosting. Finally, you'll focus on the new endpoint routing in ASP.NET Core to build custom endpoints and add third-party endpoints to your web apps for processing requests faster. By the end of this book, you'll be able to customize ASP.NET Core to develop robust optimized apps. What you will learnExplore various application configurations and providers in ASP.NET Core 6Enable and work with caches to improve the performance of your applicationUnderstand dependency injection in .NET and learn how to add third-party DI containersDiscover the concept of middleware and write your middleware for ASP.NET Core appsCreate various API output formats in your API-driven projectsGet familiar with different hosting models for your ASP.NET Core appWho this book is for This .NET 6 book is for .NET developers who need to change the default behaviors of the framework to help improve the performance of their applications. Intermediate-level knowledge of ASP.NET Core and C# is required before getting started with the book.
Get up and running with Unity with the help of expert guidance for addressing the performance issues encountered in Unity development Key Features • Discover solutions to common problems faced by .NET developers while creating games in Unity • Explore tips, tricks, best practices, and advanced Unity coding techniques for creating impressive games • Understand how to program with C# code using Unity's built-in modules and add engaging effects Book Description Understand what makes Unity the world's most widely used real-time 3D development platform and explore its powerful features for creating 3D and 2D games, as well as the Unity game engine and the Microsoft Game Dev, including the Microsoft Azure Cloud and Microsoft Azure PlayFab services, to create games. You will start by getting acquainted with the Unity editor and the basic concepts of Unity script programming with C#. You'll then learn how to use C# code to work with Unity's built-in modules, such as UI, animation, physics, video, and audio, and understand how to develop a game with Unity and C#. As you progress through the chapters, you'll cover advanced topics such as the math involved in computer graphics and how to create a custom render pipeline in Unity with the new Scriptable Render Pipeline, all while optimizing performance in Unity. Along the way, you'll be introduced to Microsoft Game Dev, Azure services, and Azure PlayFab, and using the Unity3D PlayFab SDK to access the PlayFab API. By the end of this Unity book, you'll have become familiar with the Unity engine and be ready to develop your own games while also addressing the performance issues that you could encounter in the development process. What you will learn • Get to grips with using the Unity Editor • Use C# scripts to work with Unity's built-in modules such as UI, animation, physics, video, and audio • Create a custom render pipeline in Unity Engine with the latest Scriptable Render Pipeline • Write high-performance multithreaded code with the latest DOTS in Unity • Discover the Azure PlayFab Client library for C# in Unity • Understand how the asset management and serialization system within Unity really works • Explore some of the most commonly used profiler tools in Unity development Who this book is for The book is for developers with intermediate .NET and C# programming experience who are interested in learning game development with Unity. Basic experience in C# programming is assumed.
Learn how to secure your ASP.NET Core web app through robust and secure code Key FeaturesDiscover the different types of security weaknesses in ASP.NET Core web applications and learn how to fix themUnderstand what code makes an ASP.NET Core web app unsafeBuild your secure coding knowledge by following straightforward recipesBook Description ASP.NET Core developers are often presented with security test results showing the vulnerabilities found in their web apps. While the report may provide some high-level fix suggestions, it does not specify the exact steps that you need to take to resolve or fix weaknesses discovered by these tests. In ASP.NET Secure Coding Cookbook, you'll start by learning the fundamental concepts of secure coding and then gradually progress to identifying common web app vulnerabilities in code. As you progress, you'll cover recipes for fixing security misconfigurations in ASP.NET Core web apps. The book further demonstrates how you can resolve different types of Cross-Site Scripting. A dedicated section also takes you through fixing miscellaneous vulnerabilities that are no longer in the OWASP Top 10 list. This book features a recipe-style format, with each recipe containing sample unsecure code that presents the problem and corresponding solutions to eliminate the security bug. You'll be able to follow along with each step of the exercise and use the accompanying sample ASP.NET Core solution to practice writing secure code. By the end of this book, you'll be able to identify unsecure code causing different security flaws in ASP.NET Core web apps and you'll have gained hands-on experience in removing vulnerabilities and security defects from your code. What you will learnUnderstand techniques for squashing an ASP.NET Core web app security bugDiscover different types of injection attacks and understand how you can prevent this vulnerability from being exploitedFix security issues in code relating to broken authentication and authorizationEliminate the risks of sensitive data exposure by getting up to speed with numerous protection techniquesPrevent security misconfiguration by enabling ASP.NET Core web application security featuresExplore other ASP.NET web application vulnerabilities and secure coding best practicesWho this book is for This ASP.NET Core book is for intermediate-level ASP.NET Core web developers and software engineers who use the framework to develop web applications and are looking to focus on their security using coding best practices. The book is also for application security engineers, analysts, and specialists who want to know more about securing ASP.NET Core using code and understand how to resolve issues identified by the security tests they perform daily.