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Modernize Node.js Apps with Azure App Service

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Overview

Take full advantage of the elasticity of the cloud. Learn how to efficiently refactor, configure, and deploy your Node.js apps on Azure using Azure App Service.

Take full advantage of the elasticity of the cloud. In this project-based course, join instructor Dimitris Loukas as he demonstrates how to efficiently refactor, configure, and deploy your Node.js apps on Azure using Azure App Service. Dimitris explains the benefits and demonstrates how to set up a new service for a Node.js app, including how to set up environmental variables, approach your first deployment, benefit from automatic deployments, and work with WebJobs—which allows you to run a program or script in the same context as a web, API, or mobile app. Plus, he covers monitoring your app for errors and adding Application Insights to detect performance anomalies.

Syllabus

1. Introducing the App for Transition
  • The course overview
  • Traditional web apps
  • MyToDoListJS app
  • Benefits of Azure App Service
  • First step: GitHub
2. Move to Azure
  • Creating an account
  • Azure dashboard
  • Resource groups
  • Creating a database
  • Securing the database
  • Connecting to the database
3. Azure App Service
  • Getting started with Azure App Service
  • App Service dashboard
  • Setting up environmental variables
  • Express.js and Azure App Service
  • Preparing the front end
  • Git remote branches
  • First deployment with Git
4. Deployments and WebJobs
  • Recovering from errors
  • Automatic deployments
  • Using VSTS
  • Staging slots
  • Full development cycle
  • The staging environment
  • WebJobs
5. Monitoring Your App
  • Monitoring for errors
  • Inspecting your app's metrics
  • Adding Application Insights to your app
  • Using Application Insights
  • Querying Application Insights
  • Setting up alerts

Taught by

Dimitris Loukas

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