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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

APIs as digital assets

The potential for APIs to be seen as digital assets is huge. Organizations are constantly evolving business strategies to tap into this opportunity for their revenue generation. When envisaged with a long-term strategic outlook, productized APIs can offer a significant advantage over other distribution channels. Effective monetization strategies with a variety of consumption models can lead to upselling and cross-selling opportunities for the enterprise.

By actively monitoring the value derived from their API investments and the associated business analytics, organizations can establish different business models to suit the needs of the customer. Self-service, subscription-based engagements are becoming quite popular these days, especially in the media and consumer service industries.

Growth of the API economy

Since the inception of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), there has been a gradual shift toward decoupling frontend applications from the business...