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Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure

By : Roberto Freato, Marco Parenzan
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Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure

By: Roberto Freato, Marco Parenzan

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. This book starts by helping you set up a professional development environments in the cloud and integrating them with your local environment to achieve improved efficiency. You will move on to create front-end and back-end services, and then build cross-platform applications using Azure. Next you’ll get to grips with advanced techniques used to analyze usage data and automate billing operations. Following on from that, you will gain knowledge of how you can extend your on-premise solution to the cloud and move data in a pipeline. In a nutshell, this book will show you how to build high-quality, end-to-end services using Microsoft Azure. By the end of this book, you will have the skillset needed to successfully set up, develop, and manage a full-stack Azure infrastructure.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure
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Chapter 6. Building the API Layer

It can be said that, these days, we have definitely been immersed into the API era. This period has been defined as the API Economy, the term corresponding to the SOA period. However, as many have experienced, this is not an "era" but a growing ecosystem of independent actors running complex software, exposing their interfaces through the REST API over HTTP.

Start-ups are building entire business models on top of API publishing, building communities of developers to raise attention for their API and boost their adoption.

APIs are ubiquitous due to the standardization process of protocols and formats for the underlying communication, which is now happening majorly via JSON over HTTP. This simple requirement enables almost every third-party technology to integrate with APIs, from legacy software written in an ancient language and framework to the latest mobile operating system. The only requirement is, in fact, to support HTTP, which is the most mainstream concept...