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Solution Path for Agile Web Application Architecture

Published: 13 July 2018

ID: G00354545

Analyst(s): Brad Dayley


Evolving digital business demands, mobile endpoint diversity and user expectations require an agile web app architecture to adapt to the digital business pace. Technical professionals responsible for creating web apps should embrace modular architecture and decouple apps from APIs and services.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1.0: Define an Agile Architecture
    • Step 1.1: Define a Loosely Coupled Application Architecture
    • Step 1.2: Choose a Cloud-Native/Cloud-Ready Platform Architecture
  • Step 2.0: Create a Flexible Design
    • Step 2.1: Apply UX Practices to Adapt to Changing User Requirements
    • Step 2.2: Design an Agile Application Architecture With Loosely Coupled Apps, APIs and Services
  • Step 3.0: Build a Modular Client
    • Step 3.1: Use JavaScript Frameworks to Componentize Client Code
    • Step 3.2: Implement an Adaptive Design to Support Multiple Channels
    • Step 3.3: Use Web Client Development Tools to Create Clean, Consistent Code
  • Step 4.0: Implement a Lightweight API and Services
    • Step 4.1: Use API Tools to Create and Manage Your API
    • Step 4.2: Implement Lightweight, Loosely Coupled Services
  • Step 5.0: Use Testing and Analytics to Improve
    • Step 5.1: Use a Layered Testing Approach With Continuous Integration
    • Step 5.2: Use Monitoring and Analytics to Ensure Quality and to Identify Trends

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