At the core of modern backend development is scalability and performance. There is no space for a single machine server, and this is why microservice architecture is so in demand. However, building microservices is hard, especially from scratch. In this course, Understanding the Programming Models of Azure Service Fabric, you'll learn how to build microservice applications using Azure Service Fabric, what the challenges are, and how this platform solves them with ease. First, you'll explore microservice platform options in Azure. Next, you'll be introduced to service fabric reliable services and service fabric reliable actors. Finally, you'll delve into storage and partitioning. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to start producing microservice applications even if you've never done it before. Software required: Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (free edition), and Service Fabric SDK.