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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Evolution of Enterprise Solution Architectures, gives you a background on the evolution of enterprise architectures, from SOA to a more microservices-based approach, and discusses how the adoption of open standards will help advance the building of interconnected experiences in the evolution process.

Chapter 2, APIs as Digital Connectors, walks you through the concept of a connected enterprise, emphasizing the role and importance of APIs in fueling the growth of the digital economy.

Chapter 3, Architecture Principles and API Styles, provides an overview of important architecture principles that are the basis for the foundation of any API platform. The chapter also covers the popular architecture styles that are frequently used in an enterprise and how they can be implemented in the Azure cloud.

Chapter 4, Assuring the Quality of the API Service (or Product), focuses on the quality attributes that are critical for the success of API solutions. It also explains how to make use of the Azure Well-Architected Framework to design, implement, and measure the quality of service for your API solutions.

Chapter 5, RESTful APIs – The New Web Standard, covers some of the best practices that must be followed while designing and implementing RESTful-style API interfaces, which are becoming a new web standard.

Chapter 6, API Design Practices, discusses the important design practices that must be followed while building your API-centric solutions. It also briefly covers the different patterns that are commonly used for implementing your API microservices.

Chapter 7, Accelerating through DevOps Essentials, focuses on the essential DevOps practices that must be followed by the engineering teams to drive greater IT maturity across the broad spectrum of the enterprise.

Chapter 8, API-Centric Enterprise Integrations, takes a deeper look into some real-world enterprise integration scenarios and considers how the Azure Integration Services offering can be utilized for this purpose.

Chapter 9, API as a Monetized Product, discusses how enterprises can realize greater business value and improve their revenue streams by applying an intelligent productization strategy for their API assets.