Azure App Service is a cloud service that's designed to solve the practical problems that engineers face today. App Service focuses on providing superior developer productivity without compromising on the need to deliver applications at cloud scale.
App Service also provides the features and frameworks that are necessary for creating enterprise line-of-business applications. App Service lets you develop apps in most popular development languages, including Java, PHP, Node.js, Python, and the Microsoft .NET languages. With App Service, you can:
- Build highly scalable web apps.
- Quickly build Mobile Apps back ends with a set of easy-to-use mobile capabilities such as data back ends, user authentication, and push notifications.
- Implement, deploy, and publish APIs with API Apps.
- Tie business applications together into workflows and transform data with Logic Apps.
You can now try Azure App Service on Linux. For more information, see getting started guide.
All app types rely on the scalable and flexible Web Apps platform, which enables developers to have an optimized full lifecycle experience from app design to app maintenance. The lifecycle capabilities enable the following:
- Quick app creation. Start from scratch or pick an operational support system (OSS) package from the Azure Marketplace.
- Continuous deployment. Automatically deploy new code from popular source control solutions such as TFS, GitHub, and Bitbucket, and sync content from online storage services such as OneDrive and Dropbox.
- Test in production. Smoothly create pre-production environments and manage the amount of traffic that's going to them. Debug in the cloud when needed, and roll back when issues are found.
- Running asynchronous tasks and batch jobs. Run code in a background process or activate your code based on events (such as messages landing in an Azure Storage queue) and scheduled times (CRON).
- Scaling the app. Use one of many options to automatically scale your service horizontally and vertically based on traffic and resource utilization. Configure private environments that are dedicated to your apps.
- Maintaining the app. Use many of the debugging and diagnostics features to stay ahead of problems and to efficiently resolve them either in real time (with features such as auto-healing and live debugging) or after the fact by analyzing logs and memory dumps.
As a whole, App Service capabilities enable developers to focus on their code and quickly reach a stable and highly scalable production state. With the API Apps and Logic Apps features, developers can build real-world enterprise applications that bridge barriers between business solutions and on-premises to cloud integration.
Learn more about App Service in one of the following topics:
- What is Azure App Service?
- Azure App Service Architecture (presentation)
- Azure App Service, Cloud Services, and Virtual Machines comparison
- Understanding App Service Plans
- Introduction to App Service Environment
- Azure App Service Development Stacks Support