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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

The DevOps Dojo framework

In 2020, Microsoft introduced the DevOps Dojo White Belt framework, grouping the most important foundational practices into four pillars and eight capabilities, as shown here:

Figure 7.1 – DevOps Dojo White Belt foundation capabilities and pillars

You can read more about the DevOps Dojo White Belt foundation here:

Each capability area and pillar is briefly described here:

We have selected the DevOps Dojo model for the discussion of the topics in this chapter as it is quite easy to remember and use. While the practices listed in the White Belt foundation are only a starting point, enterprises can extend on the concepts and identify additional practices that may be relevant for their context.

An important point to note would be that if you are planning to be a digital business, then streamlined DevOps processes should...