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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 role of APIs in digital experiences

APIs have been around for a while, but their importance and compelling potential as crucial instruments of business execution were never understood before. They facilitate the seamless exchange of information across various systems. APIs also enable developers to build newer applications and digital experiences.

APIs are crucial to building digital experiences due to the following:

  • They can be accessed from anywhere.
  • They can be easily found in a central repository.
  • They can comply with the latest security rules, such as GDPR.
  • They can abstract backend data services from their consumers.
  • They can be developed in any preferred programming language.
  • They can control the throughput to protected backend services against DoS attacks.

Thus, it is a well-established fact that the return on investment (ROI) on API-led strategies is just phenomenal. Almost all organizations have started prioritizing their cloud...