Why We Chose API First Development

At POP, our site is entirely API driven.

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    Openness and Future Consumer Availability

    We had decided that a day will likely come when we want to make portions of our API publicly consumable. wow gold Air Jordan 1 polska biega asics Nike Air Max 90 Femme Rose

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    Separation of Concerns

    We wanted a complete separation of the frontend and backend codebases for easier management. Canotte Minnesota Timberwolves All Star 2016 Nike Air Max 2017 Dames wit The word separation of concerns comes to mind. Utah Utes Jerseys 12th Man – Texas A&M Aggies buty asics 43 adidas superstar donna We believe we lowered our future technical debt by not interlacing backend templated code into frontend client views. Nike KD Shoes ADIDAS EQUIPMENT 10 M Oregon Ducks Adidas Zx 850 Heren Maglie Miami Heat Canotte New York Knicks Our frontend is almost entirely HTML5 and JS driven, which we believe is hugely beneficial as the future of web development progresses.


    We believe that the separation of our frontend and backend codebases will help simplify future scalability concerns as we expand. NIKE TENNIS CLASSIC ULTRA FLYKNIT Nike buty nike air max 1 ultra moire uomo asics running pas cher new balance bambino offerte California Golden Bears Jerseys Air Jordan 12 We aren’t trying to prematurely scale by any means, but this architecture will enable us to scale our frontend and backend servers independent of each other.

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    Reduction of Language Barriers

    We believe that our API is a reflection of our business logic. Adidas NMD Goedkoop Matthew Slater Nike Kevin Durant asics femme pas cher This gives us the capability of expanding in the future with a mobile application if need be, which could still utilize the same backend. 12th Man – Texas A&M Aggies New Balance buty dziecięce nike air max 1 donna Adidas buty sklep online

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    Developer Liberation

    We believe API first development liberates developers. LeGarrette Blount adidas pure boost chill sale sac a dos kanken pas cher

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    Lo and behold, our API has allowed us to widgetize our frontend into a series of independent, asynchronous requests.

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