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1h 22m
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Description

You’ve got an idea for a great web app, or maybe you’ve already started building it. The next question is how are you going to get it out there on the Internet?

In this course, you will learn how you can quickly and easily set up a website and publish your app to the world with Azure App Service. Of course, web apps are a lot more complex and varied than just HTML pages and we will see how App Service supports a range of programming languages, frameworks, and even operating systems. We will explore features that greatly simplify application deployment and management, as well as those that will increase your app’s functionality like authentication and accessing on-premise data. App Service as with other Azure products has a raft of tools for monitoring and logging so you can make sure your app is performing optimally.

For any feedback, queries, or suggestions relating to this course, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Deploy apps using the Azure App Service
  • Create a web app using the Azure Portal
  • Create a web app using Visual Studio
  • Understand the configuration and diagnostic capabilities available from Azure App Service
  • Understand the advanced features of the service such as container deployment and deployment slots

Intended Audience

This is a beginner level course suited developers or anyone wanting to know how to deploy web apps to the Azure cloud.

Prerequisites

To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of the software development lifecycle, while knowing how to code would be a plus.

Course source code

.NET 5.0 demo code

https://github.com/cloudacademy/get-started-app-service-net5.git

 

Docker Hub

https://hub.docker.com/r/hallamw/lorrymobileapi

 

.NET Core 3.1 demo code

https://github.com/cloudacademy/azure-get-started-app-service.git

 

 

 

Transcript

Deployment slots give you the ability to have different or multiple versions of your app running within the same App Service. This feature is primarily aimed at a staging or UAT version of your app running alongside the production version. Deployment slots are only available in production App Service Plans, S1 or higher. Not only can you have different versions of your code in different slots, but also separate configuration settings. You can trial a staging version of your app with production traffic by splitting a certain percentage of traffic between the slots. When it comes to going live with the new version of your app that is deployed in the staging slot there is no need to redeploy to production, the swap feature does exactly that and starts redirecting traffic to the staging slot after it has warmed it up. This is essentially a DNS swap. The production slot is now the staging slot.

About the Author
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Hallam Webber
Software Architect
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Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.