In the previous chapters, we discussed developing, extending, and deploying our Web APIs using ASP.NET and Microsoft Azure. Publishing a Web API that meets customer requirements and quality benchmarks is essential. However, managing, marketing, and maintaining the Web API is equally important. In this chapter, we explore Azure API Management, which provides a set of tools for rapid publishing and continuous monitoring of a Web API.
Let's face it, developing and deploying a Web API (and for that matter, any product) does not make it successful. There are multiple other factors that influence the success of a Web API: