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Azure API Management - An introduction (Part 1)

Is there an API for that? If you've worked for a SaaS vendor, I'm fairly certain that at some point you've been asked this question. For most apps today, integration is no longer a should-have but a must-have requirement.

As a developer we love writing amazing json:api compliant REST endpoints that expose app functionality BUT we often neglect the realities of hosting these endpoints in a production-ready state.

This is where Azure API Management comes in. Here's the pitch from Microsoft:

Azure API Management as a turnkey solution for publishing APIs to external and internal customers. Quickly create consistent and modern API gateways for existing back-end services hosted anywhere, secure and protect them from abuse and overuse, and get insights into usage and health. Plus, automate and scale developer on-boarding to help get your API program up and running.
What is it?Serves as a proxy that sits between your back-end services/apis & the calling appsEssentially a c…