A Bimodal Approach to Agile Web Application Architecture

Archived Published: 10 March 2017 ID: G00320715


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User and business demands require technical professionals who architect and develop web apps to deliver innovative solutions while maintaining predictability and consistency. A bimodal strategy with decoupled web clients, APIs and services will balance both by using different rates of delivery.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Understanding Mode 1 and Mode 2 Web Applications
      • Identify Modes Based on Cadence or Pace of Change
      • Define Bimodal Opportunities and Priorities
    • Facilitate Bimodal Using a Flexible Web Application Architecture
      • Identify and Prepare for Bimodal Options Using the Web Application Architecture
      • Minimize Cross-Mode Dependencies
    • Use APIs to Promote Flexible Integration Between Mode 1 and Mode 2 Applications and Services
      • Use Mediated APIs to Decouple Back-End Services and Legacy Systems
      • Build Specialized APIs and Services to Enable Mode 2
    • Identify and Minimize Data Dependencies
    • Optimize the Ability to Switch Web Application Development Modes
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Guidance
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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