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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, we reviewed some important design -related aspects to consider while building API solutions. We also studied some of the recommended practices that can be easily used by development teams as a design checklist. Great API design requires discipline and constant attention to detail. By now, you must be familiar with the most common architectural patterns for implementing API-based microservices solutions. You should further explore the references and examples shared, so that you feel more confident while approaching your microservices designs in the future.

The practices and patterns discussed in this chapter are only a starting point. Building modern, API-centric solutions on the cloud requires a good balance between technical strategy and business workflows. You must experiment with DDD practices and use techniques such as Event Storming to model your domains more accurately, as well as to identify the various API microservices required for your solution...