Wait WHAT is Agile Restful? Simply building your Restful application in the Agile way, incrementally updating your legacy code to SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).
I will not explain what is Restful services, there are enough information about Restful online… What i want to highlight in this post is why i think moving your legacy code to Restful Api would allow your business to grow by 10 if not 100.
As a developer I love Rest architecture, its easy readable and most importantly it supports “Heterogeneous Interoperability”, when i want to explain it to my boss who’s more from the business perspective I start simply by saying I think our system would do better with Rest because…
What is the objective from such design?
Some of the powerful characteristics of Restful application!
Finally and this is based in large part on visibility, a Restful application can be more easily managed because the interactions between components happen in a highly consistent and highly visible way and therefore management tools can have a much greater impact. In looking at how all of these properties mapped to heterogeneous interoperability the rise of devices and the cloud, you can see that all of these properties are important to at least one of these areas if not all of them.
Why building Restful with Agile while leaving the legacy code?
The problem of any legacy code is “Its Working!” but… we cant update it easily, we cant refactor it easily and the most important we are scared of it.
Building a service next to the running system and upgrading it incrementally would allow you to achieve a stable system without the overhead of software prices, and failures that many people face because they thought its simple to change about what they already have, the new system turns to another legacy in 5 years and its never done.
Thank you for reading “From Legacy code to Agile Restful Application” If you would like to ask more about this approach please don’t hesitate to contact me.
RESTful design increases API performance, reduces development effort, and minimizes operational support burden.