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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

DevOps in practice

Getting your DevOps strategy and implementation right depends largely on how well you can think through the importance and value-added of each practice, and convince the senior leaders and other stakeholders to share the same point of view. Without having stakeholder buy-in, some of the initiatives may not get the desired and required attention. As DevOps is a combination of people, processes, and technology, it is the people aspect that offers the most challenge when it comes to enterprise change management.

The goal of this section is to provide some ideas, tips, and recommended guidance around some of the key practices that are relevant for API-centric solutions. We shall make use of the Packt Insurance Inc. case study as a reference for the examples shared.


In this section, the focus is to provide implementation-related guidance without going deeper into explaining the fundamental concepts. You are advised to review the additional reading materials...