Implementing and Managing Web APIs in Azure


Course Overview

This course is five modules on Implementing and Managing Web APIs in Azure. This first module will provide an overview to give you and understanding of the Web API capabilities available in Microsoft Azure. Then we will cover building API apps, where the API Apps service is, and where it fits within the Azure App Service suite. Next we’ll discuss what the Azure API Management service is and what benefits it provides you for better managing Web APIs in the cloud. Finally, we’ll finish the module with a demo to show off what the API Management portals, both the Publisher Portal and the Developer Portal, look like and where to access them.

Course Details

  • Video Length: 1 hours, 42 minutes, 33 seconds
  • Lab: 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds
  • Published: 2016-12-06
  • Level: 300

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Module 1: Building API Apps Overview

This first module will provide an overview to give you and understanding of the Web API capabilities available in Microsoft Azure.

Module 2: Building API Apps

Here you will learn how to build and host Web APIs in the cloud using Azure App Service API Apps.

Module 3: API Management

Here we will cover topics around how to manage APIs using the Azure API Management service.

Module 4: Improving API Performance

This module with discuss how to improve API performance. Topics will include scaling options such as scaling up, scaling down, scaling out, adding units, adding regions, and API caching.

Module 5: Monitoring and Diagnostics

In this module we will cover Monitoring and Diagnostics. You will learn how to monitor your app using metrics, perfromance alerts, and diagnostic logs, and analytics.

Lab: Introduction to API Management

In this lab, you will create a Web API using ASP.NET MVC that will then be deployed into Azure API Apps. You will also integrate Swagger using the Swashbuckle NuGet package to automatically generate usage documentation for the Web API. From there you will setup a new API Management Service within Azure, and publish a custom Web API deployed to an Azure API App to be a Managed API.

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