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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

Chapter 5: RESTful APIs – the New Web

For most enterprises, using industry-accepted implementation standards is critical for ensuring a consistent experience across the catalog of APIs that are deployed. Adhering to one common standard simplifies the development and deployment processes, thereby ensuring reliability and maintainability. While there may be an initial learning curve for the team, but these investments will yield better results with the broad spectrum of experience within the development teams.     

The purpose of this chapter is to look at the REST standard, which builds upon the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) standard. The REST API style is the most popular standard and is commonly used in all modern applications. REST is becoming a new web standard and is being adopted as an OpenAPI Standard by most organizations, including cloud platform service providers. The cloud services natively support REST API endpoints that can...