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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

Implementing API-led architectures in Azure

The reference architecture provided is based on the services that are in General Availability (GA) at the time of writing this book. Please continue to check the Azure architecture center for any latest updates or new services released by Microsoft.    

Reference architecture for an enterprise API platform

Enterprise API platforms are typically very robust in nature, spanning from just a few services to hundreds of microservices, each solving a specific business problem. Moreover, there will be different types of APIs (internal, external, and public), making the hosting demands quite complex while addressing security and other usage-related requirements.

There is a wide variety of choices available to teams when building solutions for the Azure cloud. A very high-level sample representative reference architecture for building an API-centric solution is depicted in Figure 3.7: