API-First Redesign of a Legacy Application

Chris-Busse-APIvista Chris Busse

The classic text-based computer game “Lemonade Stand” was a favorite among elementary school students growing up in the 80s. It presented a simple model to teach business and economics. In this we’ll use it as the “legacy application” we’ve been asked by our client to turn into an API-first application.
Starting with the overall taxonomy of the game and working our way down to the resource and payload level, we’ll take a look at what needs to be represented in the game – from user inputs to IoT weather sensors – and define an API specification that could be used to faithfully recreate the logic from the original.

This talk will be both fun and educational. Participants will leave with a better appreciation of what it takes to reorganize real-world legacy applications into a RESTful model represented by an Open API Specification.


The 2018 Platform Summit


October 24, 2018 09:10