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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

Tracking objectives using a quality dashboard

It is recommended that API development teams should create a dashboard to track the quality attributes related to important business goals for a solution. These dashboards, also known as quality dashboards, provide a point-in-time view of the state of the solution with respect to the envisaged quality objectives. The data should be periodically reviewed and action items captured must be resolved to progressively improve the overall health of the solution.

A few of the important metrics that must be tracked using these dashboards are the following:

  • An architecture backlog populated with quality-specific requirements and their respective lifecycle statuses
  • The classification of bugs into non-functional categories and their statuses
  • A count of automated tests and their test execution statuses
  • The performance metrics of the solution
  • Any other metrics as per the requirements of the key stakeholders

The objective...