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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

The connected enterprise

A connected enterprise is one where the business can truly connect with its customers, partners, and employees in a coherent manner to deliver business value at every step with greater productivity. A connected enterprise is always best suited to adapt quickly to industry changes. It applies market insights to pursue opportunities that drive innovation and growth. This, however, requires scrutiny of the existing systems and processes in place and then reimagining the business workflows to aim toward more sustainable growth.

The following diagram depicts how customer outcomes are tightly coupled with the efficiency and effectiveness with which other gears such as employees and partners are operating within an enterprise:

Figure 2.2 – The connected enterprise – synchronicity across customers, partners, and employees

In the next sections, we will look into the various ways in which API-led architectures drive the business...