I always get questions from software developer friends. Most of them are asking where to start cloud or containers.
I prepared an Amazon list for them to share valuable books from Packt Publishing!
I always recommend starting from Docker and Docker Compose to feel the taste of the containers in the local development environments!
Emmanouil Gkatziouras wrote a book called “A Developer’s Essential Guide to Docker Compose: Simplify the development and orchestration of multi-container applications” which is a fantastic starting point for developers to utilize Docker and Docker Compose in their development environments.
After that, I always recommend having knowledge of a cloud provider and browsing the PaaS, container, storage and serverless services of the cloud provider. For this purpose today, I’ve selected Kamil Mrzyglód’s book “Azure for Developers: Implement rich Azure PaaS ecosystems using containers, serverless services, and storage solutions, 2nd Edition” so that you can start developing applications based on various Azure services.
And after these two steps, you should have a credential for the proof and challenge yourself! As a certificate champion myself, I will drag you to the challenge of the certification and give you a tip from one of my study guides: Alex Ivanov and Paul Ivey prepared an amazing exam guide for AZ-204; this book will improve your Azure development knowledge to pass the AZ-204 exam. “Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure AZ-204 Exam Guide: Discover the essentials for success when developing and maintaining cloud-based solutions on Azure.”
I am also sharing my Amazon list so you can easily get information about the books. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/T76CDJ19XMDF