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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, we have reviewed how APIs are increasingly being used as a valuable and powerful asset to offer versatile connectivity experiences for digital enterprises. The adoption of open specification standards has reduced the complexities of building integrations.

Developers can build APIs in the language of their choice but still achieve seamless connectivity and usage by the API consumers. Cloud-based providers are investing heavily to support EAI integrations, which comprise more than 80% of all enterprise integration scenarios. As legacy platforms are fading out, enterprises are investing heavily in building next-generation highly secure integration platforms on the cloud.

You can make use of the concepts presented in this chapter and analyze your organization context to identify the different APIs that may exist. Also, check whether you are able to identify the opportunities for your business to build additional API platforms for greater engagement. ...