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Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By : Subhajit Chatterjee
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Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By: Subhajit Chatterjee

Overview of this book

API-centric architectures are foundational to delivering omnichannel experiences for an enterprise. With this book, developers will learn techniques to design loosely coupled, cloud-based, business-tier interfaces that can be consumed by a variety of client applications. Using real-world examples and case studies, the book helps you get to grips with the cloudbased design and implementation of reliable and resilient API-centric solutions. Starting with the evolution of enterprise applications, you'll learn how API-based integration architectures drive digital transformation. You'll then learn about the important principles and practices that apply to cloud-based API architectures and advance to exploring the different architecture styles and their implementation in Azure. This book is written from a practitioner's point of view, so you'll discover ideas and practices that have worked successfully in various customer scenarios. By the end of this book, you'll be able to architect, design, deploy, and monetize your API solutions in the Azure cloud while implementing best practices and industry standards.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: API-Led Architecture in the Digital Economy
Section 2: Build Reliable API-Centric Solutions
Section 3: Deliver Business Value for a Modern Enterprise

Exploring EAI

EAI typically involves a variety of products and technologies, making EAI complex to achieve. Also, besides the technical challenges, the complexity of the organizational structure and any associated IT management strategies brings further challenges to the situation. The main causes of failure to achieve EAI are the constraints of cost and insufficient tooling support to orchestrate the integration workflows. Most legacy applications have limited support for integration models.

However, over time, certain patterns and standards have been established to streamline integrations. The adoption of API-led architectures has allowed application developers to open up legacy applications that were otherwise difficult to integrate with. The domain of EAI has gained popularity among enterprise architects, as they have found solutions to tackle integration and interoperability challenges across different types of applications.

Key initiatives toward a digital enterprise...