Standardize your Application Development and Management Practices through Multi-Modality Azure Training




Developing enterprise applicati0on in the Azure platform is as simple as it is advantageous for the modern enterprise. This is due to the immense advantages that Azure gives to the technologically savvy enterprise of today, with its plethora of features that are optimized for effective and efficient cloud-based operation. More than the development; Azure also offers superior application management and monitoring options, which are meant to reinforce the enterprise application experience for the dev teams.

For companies that have only recently been introduced to the cloud, this is a great benefit, as Azure is now more advanced and diverse than ever, and there are many newly introduced features that cater to companies of any size and scope. The best way to leverage this advantage is to provide continuous training for the Azure platform, across multiple modes, to best equip the teams with all the tools of the Azure operation and application development trade.

When it comes to application development and management, there are a number of best practices that need to be taken into consideration. These best practices are dependent on features within the platform that is being used to develop the applications themselves, and for the benefit of enterprises, MS Azure already has a whole suite of services and unique features to assist with this. However, for newer enterprises with very little experience of working on a platform such as Azure, it is necessary to train the teams first, before initiating the development process and moving it through to management.

To better elaborate on this, following are some of the best practices in terms of application development and management.

Authentication Tokens and WSKeys Protection

It is necessary not to use the aforementioned authentication tokens and WSKeys in the client-side code, which would create the risk of exposing the same. Additionally, it is important not to place them inside an application config file that is outside of the web server directory. This will prevent the same exposure as mentioned earlier, and will protect the code from malicious intent as well as any number of potential setbacks.

Debugging and Error Logging Feature Inclusion

The application your teams develop will undoubtedly receive a number of error messages from various web services. To record all the error messages, in order to turn them into action items and work on removing the potential for each particular error in the application, the teams need to have error logging features within the application.

These error messages need to be very clear, and readable by everyone in the development and management teams, as well as any individuals who will come into contact with them. This will help with two things, which are as follows:

  • It will assist the users in diagnosing if an issue with configuration occurs with the installation of the application, or if the issue is with the application itself.
  • It will help quick comprehension of each issue that arises, so that it can be resolved and deployed quicker, to prevent the delays that may be caused by some of the more serious issues.

Application Documentation

The application is bound to interact with a number of web services, for which your teams will need to create documentation, with respect to each interaction. This documentation can be in the form of a flow diagram, which demonstrates the services that the application has interacted with, and the kind of requests that have been made of the web services.

Application Development Kits

Selecting the ideal development kit, based on the language you with to program the application with, is necessary for optimization purposes later on. This is where the development teams can enjoy a measure of flexibility, as development is Azure can be done with a number of languages, such as Python, .NET, Ruby, js and Java, among others.

Standardizing Application Development and Management Best Practices

Now, once the best practices have been understood, and the management of the application has been streamlined; it is time to make the aforementioned practices the standard within the organization. This can be done following a series of multi-modality training sessions, delivered at the right time, and throughout the teams involved in the development, management and oversight teams.

Multi-modality MS Azure training will help teams come to grips with all the intrinsic concepts which they may not be able to grasp with just a single mode of training. This is because any concept, when described with various modes of learning delivery, helps to better instill the knowledge, and create a better understanding of even the most complicated concepts.

Training teams on Azure concepts, and delivering Microsoft Azure technology training will not only create an appdev and management optimized team, but will also streamline the same processes for the future. 

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