This is part 1 of an ongoing series on Azure for Developers, based on a set of forthcoming videos from LinkedIn Learning.
Azure is big…
…really big. There is so much to it, that getting started can be totally daunting.
Let me start by saying that there is a lot of literature, documentation, videos, etc. on Azure; much of it free on the Azure home page
The problem is that there is so much documentation that again, it is hard to know where to start. In addition, Azure is a moving target. It seems that each week brings new features, or changes to the existing interface to Azure (for example, the Portal, discussed below).
Because Azure is so big, it is terribly difficult to drop into the documentation, where you will see sentences like this: “Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to build, package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices.”
Say what? (Don’t get me wrong, the documentation is fantastic, and incredibly well written… it is just that it can be difficult to understand anything until you understand everything. That is why I’m going to take a very narrow, developer-oriented, step by step approach.