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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


In this chapter, you have learned how APIs can generate value for an enterprise through an intelligent monetization strategy. You have studied the key drivers behind monetization, and the various models that can be used as part of a productization strategy.

An example reference architecture was also studied to explain the important aspects involved in planning your productization strategy both from a business and technical perspective. You should be familiar now with applying the concepts presented in this chapter for your API publishing requirements in Azure.

You should also be comfortable with identifying and elaborating on the business capabilities that must be part of your backlog to implement an end-to-end productized API platform.

APIM is a robust product offering in Azure from Microsoft. You must plan to explore the technical capabilities it provides and start using them for your API-centric solutions in Azure.

In this book, you have studied the benefits...