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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, you reviewed, purely from an architecture standpoint, how quality requirements are critical to the success of the API platform. Hence, it is pertinent to recommend that, during the API development lifecycle stages, you prioritize any architectural stories that are part of the backlog, along with any functional stories. This, however, requires executive buy-in for the strategy, and manpower investment to support the approach. Quality outcomes are dependent on the culture of the team.

We also briefly touched on the topics of API security, reliability, availability, and performance. You now understand how maintainability is linked to availability and reliability, and why you must be careful about your choice of the appropriate levels of reliability.

There is always a trade-off between cost optimization, performance, and reliability. Hence, you should evangelize within your teams on how optimal service reliability can be achieved by adopting SRE practices...