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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

Case study elaboration – Packt Insurance Inc.

For any enterprise context, API platforms are built using microservices. Hence, these services can be implemented using one or more API styles that may be relevant depending on the nature of the business and technical requirements.

In the following sections, we will expand on the case study scenario by applying the concepts presented in this chapter. We will investigate the various API styles that will be useful for implementing the different microservices. We will also attempt to map some of the Azure services to create a very basic and high-level architectural blueprint. The sole objective is for you to understand what steps must be taken to identify architecture decisions and make a record of them.    

API style fitment analysis

From the previous sections, it is evident that an enterprise API platform will comprise multiple API styles. You must pick the style that best suits the purpose. While certain...