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Node.js dev? Learn how to host your apps on Azure

On Wednesday, October 18 at 10am (PST), John Papa, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, will be presenting a live webinar on deploying packaging and deploying Node.js apps and services to Azure App Service on Linux, manually and through a CI/CD system. Register now – it’s free.
Every developer knows that moment when your app is complete and finally ready. However, your job isn’t done until your code is being served in production. Traditionally, going live could have involved creating virtual machines, managing webservers, app runtimes, etc. Sometimes your organization’s IT ops department would take care of this, other times, you had to do this yourself, taking time away from what you love doing the most – coding.
With Microsoft Azure, deploying an application to the cloud consistently and reliably doesn’t have to be a pain. Innovations like App Service on Linux, a managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, allow developers to deploy their applications just by using git. App Service on Linux includes features like support for high-availability and automatic load balancing, auto-scaling, staging slots, and more. Because this is a managed service, developers never have to patch and maintain the OS and the runtime.
During this webinar, John will show how to take a Node.js and Angular app to Azure Web Apps (but it could be React or just plain ol’ JavaScript). You’ll learn how you can leverage built-in support for Docker containers to ensure that the same apps will work on the cloud exactly as they do on local machines. John will also demo how you can include a full DevOps pipeline, with CI/CD using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services. Integrating Visual Studio Team Services with Docker is easy, and with Azure Container Registry everyone can get a private, secure image repository.
If you’re interested in learning more about deploying Node.js apps on Azure, sign up for the live webinar on October 18 at 10am PST. You’ll get the opportunity to see live demos and ask questions in real-time to John and other experts. If you can’t make the live session, but still want to learn about deploying your Node.js web app using App Service on Linux, you can register and you’ll receive a link to view the recording on-demand.
Other live demos or webinars you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments.