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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

Serverless APIs – accelerators for innovation

Serverless computing is an execution model where the cloud provider (AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud) will dynamically allocate resources to run a block of deployed code. As the cloud provider manages the infrastructure, it will only charge for the resources utilized to run the code. Hence, customers will primarily be charged based on their usage.

You can read more about the Azure serverless offerings and their corresponding pricing models here:

Serverless computing abstracts out the underlying infrastructure required to host and run any application. This enables developers to focus on building the applications without worrying about managing the server infrastructure. With serverless computing, the cloud service provider will manage the deployment and availability of the resources along with scaling based on demand.

Azure Functions, Logic App, Azure Kubernetes Services...