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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

Identifying the maturity index for your enterprise

All enterprises must do a self-assessment to ascertain their current maturity levels. This is required to establish a current benchmark and then set the course for future improvements.

In this chapter, we have presented a simplified maturity model using three levels, namely Minimum, Foundational, and Advanced:

Figure 7.2 – Simple model to define the DevOps maturity level

The list of important practices or initiatives must be ranked using the maturity levels. For each higher level, the overall count of practices followed is inclusive of the practices of the lower levels. The Maturity model provides a good way to plan out your DevOps investments and initiatives.

The levels are indicative of the business outcomes that are possible for the enterprise. The higher the level, the better the alignment and outcomes on different objectives.

Let's assume that each capability area has about 10...