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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

Implementing an API service using design patterns

It is recommended that you make use of the microservices architecture and its associated design patterns to implement cloud-based enterprise API-centric solutions. You can find a rich catalog of such design patterns here:

In this section, we will cover the most used structural and behavioral patterns, study their pros and cons, and share some usage scenarios as well. All the finer, more granular details of each pattern will not be covered in this book. You can explore the Further reading section to learn more about the respective patterns. These patterns target commonly faced design challenges and can be easily reused in your respective scenarios. Having a good grasp of the usage of these patterns is essential to building great API architectures.

Good read

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