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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

Exploring recommended practices

The following list of recommended practices is a compilation of the good habits that development teams must embrace to be successful in their implementations. You may use this as a checklist for the purpose of training your project teams, or while conducting technical reviews. However, note that this list is not meant to serve as comprehensive guidance. There may be additional practices that you wish to consider based on your experience and research on this subject.

Design should adhere to the SOLID principles

Introduced in 2000 by Michael Feathers, and subsequently popularized by Robert C Martin, the SOLID principles are a set of five design principles that play a very important role in object-oriented design. These principles help create robust, scalable, and maintainable software architectures.

The term SOLID is an acronym that stands for the following:

  • S: Single Responsibility Principle (SRP)
  • O: Open-Closed Principle (OCP)
  • ...