Book Image Enterprise Architecture

By : Andrew Fawcett
Book Image Enterprise Architecture

By: Andrew Fawcett

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Table of Contents (20 chapters) Enterprise Architecture
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Reviewing your integration and extensibility needs

Before diving into the different ways in which you can provide APIs to those integrating or extending your application, let's review these needs through the eyes of Developer X. This is the name I give to a persona representing a consumer of your APIs and general integration and extensibility requirements. Much like its use in designing a user interface, we can use the persona concept to sense check the design and interpretation of an API.

Defining the Developer X persona

Asking a few people (internal and external to the project) to represent this persona is well worth doing, allow them to provide use cases and feedback to the features and functions of your application's API strategy. As it is too easy to design an API you think makes sense, but others with less knowledge of the application do not agree with. A good way to develop a developer community around your API is to publish designs for feedback. Keep in mind the following when designing...