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Azure API Management - Your back-end api (Part 2)

** UPDATED IN OCTOBER 2018 TO USE Azure DEVOPS **(Alternate Title) Build Test Deploy your NodeJS app on Azure Cloud using Azure DevOps Introduction This is part 2 of a series of posts where I will be talking about exposing your back-end apis via Azure API Management as production ready apis.
In this post I will discuss a sample scenario that we will use throughout this series to explore the capabilities of the platform.  In this post we will: Start with a sample scenarioLook at the APIs we will later be exposing via APImHave an swagger file that defines our api endpointsRun our app locallyUse Postman to test out our app's API endpointsExplore the unit tests written for our appSetup an ALM pipeline using Azure DevOpsBuild our app & run unit tests using Azure DevOpsUse Azure CLI to create an App Service to deploy our appUse Azure Devops to deploy your app
Lets look at the following sample scenario then ...

1. Sample Scenario The sample app for this scenario exposes a RESTful {:/m…
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Introduction This is part 3 of a series of blog posts where I will be talking about creating an Azure API Management gateway to expose a "back-end service".
In the last post I discussed a sample back-end service that we created. From the last post we now have an API definition which we can use in this post to create a gateway & expose our api. 
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Setting up an Azure API Management Gateway
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