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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

An API is a digital service

Businesses are finding different ways to use data and services for competitive leverage. The most important interaction touchpoint for customers and consumers alike is the published API layer. From plain vanilla API platforms to Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), organizations are expanding their digital footprint of these API-led architectures.

Most enterprises have already embarked on a journey to design and adopt an API-led architecture strategy to survive against the competition. Start-ups are already leveraging technology to its fullest potential to attract and wow their customer base. Hence, traditional businesses cannot afford to stay far behind in their journeys to avoid losing out on their market share.

API architecture within an enterprise

While the actual implementation of an API architecture may vary between organizations, the segregation and grouping of APIs through a logical architecture can be broadly depicted as mentioned...