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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 how RESTful APIs are quite easy to use and adapt. You also studied the constraints and limitations that must be kept in mind while designing APIs for your enterprise.  

As REST APIs are becoming the new web standard, it is important that you delve deep into the concepts of REST by making use of the links provided in the Further reading section. It takes a few iterations and experiments to fully understand this style before you can put it to use.

By incorporating the best practices, you can create an API that is easily understood and consistent with the intended purpose. The developer community can take advantage of API offerings with a reduced learning curve since, overall, the RESTful style is the most convenient and easier one to integrate with.

Coupled with additional capabilities such as self-service API enablement through API Discovery Portals, enterprises can tap into the enormous potential and opportunities of the marketplace...