Microservices with Docker on Microsoft Azure (includes Content Update Program)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/19/2016
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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Book + Content Update Program

“Beyond just describing the basics, this book dives into best practices every aspiring microservices developer or architect should know.”
—Foreword by Corey Sanders, Partner Director of Program Management, Azure

Microservice-based applications enable unprecedented agility and ease of management, and Docker containers are ideal for building them. Microsoft Azure offers all the foundational technology and higher-level services you need to develop and run any microservices application. Microservices with Docker on Microsoft Azure brings together essential knowledge for creating these applications from the ground up, or incrementally deconstructing monolithic applications over time.

The authors draw on their pioneering experience helping to develop Azure’s microservices features and collaborating with Microsoft product teams who’ve relied on microservices architectures for years. They illuminate the benefits and challenges of microservices development and share best practices all developers and architects should know.

You’ll gain hands-on expertise through a detailed sample application, downloadable at github.com/flakio/flakio.github.io. Step by step, you’ll walk through working with services written in Node.js, Go, and ASP.NET 5, using diverse data stores (mysql, elasticsearch, block storage). The authors guide you through using Docker Hub as a service registry, and Microsoft Azure Container service for cluster management and service orchestration.

Coverage includes:
  • Recognizing how microservices architectures are different, and when they make sense
  • Understanding Docker containers in the context of microservices architectures
  • Building, pulling, and layering Docker images
  • Working with Docker volumes, containers, images, tags, and logs
  • Using Docker Swarm, Docker Compose, and Docker Networks
  • Creating Docker hosts using the Azure portal, Azure Resource Manager, the command line, docker-machine, or locally via Docker toolbox
  • Establishing development and DevOps environments to support microservices applications
  • Making the most of Docker’s continuous delivery options
  • Using Azure’s cluster and container orchestration capabilities to operate and scale containerized microservices applications with maximum resilience
  • Monitoring microservices applications with Azure Diagnostics, Visual Studio Application Insights, and Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Developing microservices applications faster and more effectively with Azure Service Fabric
  • An extensive sample application demonstrating the microservices concepts discussed throughout the book is available online
In addition, this book is part of InformIT’s exciting new Content Update Program, which provides content updates for major technology improvements! As significant updates are made to Docker and Azure, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the technologies. As updates become available, they will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit informit.com/cup.

How to access the Web Edition: Follow the instructions inside to learn how to register your book to access the FREE Web Edition.


Author Biography

Boris Scholl is a Principal Program Manager on the Azure compute team focusing on Service Fabric custom application orchestration and container integration as well as the OSS developer story for Azure Compute. Prior to this, he was leading the Visual Studio Cloud Tools team focusing on architectural and implementation patterns for large scale distributed Cloud applications, IaaS developer tooling, provisioning of Cloud environments and the entire ALM life cycle. Boris gained his experience by working as an architect for global cloud and SharePoint solutions with Microsoft Services. In addition to being a speaker at various events, Boris is author on many articles related to Azure  development and Diagnosing cloud applications as well as co-author of the book SharePoint 2010 development with Visual Studio 2010.

Trent Swanson is a typical entrepreneur. As a co-founder and consultant with Full Scale 180, he works with some of Microsoft’s largest customers, helping them migrate and build applications on the Microsoft Azure platform. He has been involved in building some of the largest applications running on Microsoft Azure today, some of which now utilize Docker and a microservices architecture. Trent often works with the Microsoft Patterns and Practices team developing guidance and best practices for cloud applications where he also co-authored a book on cloud design patterns. As a co-founder of Krillan and Threadsoft he has built applications based on a microservices architectural style using Docker, Node.js, Go, and Mesos. As a co-founder of B & S Enterprises, he dabbles with various IoT technologies for commercial building management.

Dan Fernandez is a Principal Director managing the Developer Content teams for Visual Studio, Team Services, ASP.NET and parts of Azure. Prior to this, Dan worked as a Principal Program Manager managing the developer experience for Docker including Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and Docker continuous integration using Visual Studio Team Services. Dan is also the author of the Channel 9 video series Docker for .NET Developers. You can find Dan on Twitter at @danielfe.

Table of Contents

Operations and Automation 
Architecting and Designing 
Containers vs. VMs 
Getting Started 
Containers on Azure 
Docker/Windows Images 
Docker Hub 
Building your own Images 
Application Lifecycle with Containers 
Designing our sample application 
Application Requirements 
Build out architecture 
Development Environment 
Using Visual Studio 2015 
Using Fig 
Team Development 
Monitoring & Management 
Microsoft Micro-services Platform 
Building a Service for the Micro-services platform 
Cloud Container Vendors 
Pre-flight Checklist 

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