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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 some of the most important architecture principles and the impact they may have on the architecture and design of an API. We have also done a comparative study of the various API styles and analyzed what to choose depending on the business context and requirements.

Developers can build an API platform using one or more styles in the Azure cloud. There are a lot of options when it comes to hosting API solutions. Each has its own unique advantage. With serverless architectures, organizations can deploy API solutions really quickly and start realizing the business benefits.

In the next chapter, we will focus on understanding how to ensure the quality of your API service or product, how to measure them, and what tactical plans must be created to achieve this.