As integration progresses from the traditional ESB to APIs pushing out events, microservices are becoming the preferred way to build applications. But creating APIs can no longer just be in the hands of a few in order for integration and digital transformation to be successful. More people in your enterprise need to be empowered.
How do you make it easy for non-technical types to create APIs without having to become Swagger experts? You give them the option to create API definitions visually. This makes it easier to build APIs without having to learn a bunch of code.
One thing you’ll need is a system flexible enough to allow a user to choose the IDE of their choice. So, if someone wants to program in Eclipse (or in their preferred coding language) they can. If they want to build visually, they can, all on the same platform. The thing is, you need to make sure you find a platform that satisfies both.
Why using a visual interface to create microservices is the best approach
A visual interface is helpful for managing the growing complexities microservices present. One of the biggest challenges that users complain about with microservices is their management and having a visual interface to do this eases that issue.
An added benefit is as you are scaling out the team, having a visual design environment also makes it easier and a lot faster to get new developers and integrators up-to-speed.
Interested in taking a visual approach to building and deploying microservices? Watch this webinar to learn how you can build microservices using a visual interface and speed up digital transformation in your organization.
You can also check out this whitepaper on how to overcome challenges on “Adopting Microservices in the Enterprise.”