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Building Applications with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

Leverage IaC to Vastly Improve the Life Cycle of Your Applications

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  • Teaches how to author ARM templates to provision simple Azure Resources

  • Shows how to use Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code to author ARM templates and deploy them

  • Covers leveraging Azure DevOps CI/CD pipelines for ARM template deployment

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Why Infrastructure as Code?

    • David Rendón
    Pages 1-8
  3. Azure Resource Manager

    • David Rendón
    Pages 9-17
  4. Preparing Your Environment

    • David Rendón
    Pages 19-34
  5. Deployment Scopes

    • David Rendón
    Pages 51-79
  6. Using Variables in Your ARM Template

    • David Rendón
    Pages 103-118
  7. Using Functions in Your ARM Template

    • David Rendón
    Pages 159-182
  8. Deployment Modes of Your ARM Template

    • David Rendón
    Pages 183-188
  9. Working with Loops in Your ARM Template

    • David Rendón
    Pages 189-205
  10. Working with Secrets in Your ARM Template

    • David Rendón
    Pages 265-287
  11. Validating Your ARM Template

    • David Rendón
    Pages 289-311
  12. Deploy ARM Templates Using GitHub Actions

    • David Rendón
    Pages 355-373
  13. Project Bicep

    • David Rendón
    Pages 375-402

About this book

Learn how to leverage infrastructure as code with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and the best practices to build, test, debug, and deploy your applications in Microsoft Azure using ARM templates and the new domain-specific language Bicep.

As organizations consider moving partially or fully to the cloud, infrastructure as code (IaC) has become a key component to improving time to market for their applications. However, it is critical that enterprise infrastructure professionals use the right resources and strategies to build the infrastructure required to run applications in the cloud. Azure cloud-native components and capabilities automate the build and deployment process, offering a myriad of compelling reasons to leverage IaC to build your applications in Azure.

Starting with the evolution of the software-defined approach and building on the basic concepts of infrastructure as code, this book provides you with comprehensive guidance to learn Azure Resource Manager from the ground up. You will learn the best practices for deploying and maintaining application infrastructure, such as template authoring tooling enhancements, Azure DevOps integrations, and updates to the deployment platform.

After reading this book, you will understand the breadth and use cases of ARM capabilities and tooling within Microsoft Azure. You will be able to build, test, debug, and deploy your ARM templates and know how to use infrastructure as code to better manage the life cycle of your applications in Azure.

What You Will Learn
  • Introduces the concepts of infrastructure as code and how to leverage it using Azure Resource Manager
  • Teaches how to enable and deploy Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Covers the basic core elements of an ARM template to start authoring your templates and building your applications in the cloud
  • Dives into core components such as parameters, variables, functions, dependencies, deployment modes, loops, conditions), enabling nested templates 
  • Reveals the built-in services and features in Azure, allowing the debugging process and validation process of the ARM templates
  • Discusses “Bicep” the language for ARM templates and the DevOps integration to deploy ARM templates
This book is for people who build, install, repair, or maintain the hardware and software associated with computer systems on-premises and who want to learn about the deployment and provisioning process of applications in the Microsoft Cloud using an infrastructure as code approach through Azure Resource Manager. Readers should have an Azure account and be familiar with the main Azure services (storage, compute, networking, management). Basic knowledge of PowerShell is also useful. 

David Rendon is an eight time awarded Microsoft MVP currently working as a Solutions Architect at Kemp Technologies. As an Azure expert and IT professional with more than 15 years of experience, most of his professional experience has been with Microsoft technologies. He conducts private training classes globally (India, South America, USA) that help companies migrate critical applications to the cloud and train their staff to be certified cloud architects. He is passionate about travel, action-packed tech days with peers, and getting down in the trenches of technology road maps. He regularly presents at public IT events such as Microsoft Ignite, Global Azure, local user group events across the US, Europe, and Latin America and is active on Twitter @DaveRndn.

Keywords

  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Build cloud infrastructure
  • DevOps
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • ARM templates
  • Microsoft
  • Visual Studio
  • VS Code
  • Bicep language
  • DevOps integration to deploy ARM templates
  • Azure DevOps
  • IaS and ARM
  • Azure services
  • Visual Studio Code
  • IaC
  • Infrastructure as Code

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ags, Mexico

    David Rendón

About the author

David Rendon is an eight time awarded Microsoft MVP currently working as a Solutions Architect at Kemp Technologies. As an Azure expert and IT professional with more than 15 years of experience, most of his professional experience has been with Microsoft technologies. He conducts private training classes globally (India, South America, USA) that help companies migrate critical applications to the cloud and train their staff to be certified cloud architects. He is passionate about travel, action-packed tech days with peers, and getting down in the trenches of technology road maps. He regularly presents at public IT events such as Microsoft Ignite, Global Azure, local user group events across the US, Europe, and Latin America and is active on Twitter @DaveRndn.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-7747-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)