Let's talk about how we do the magic we're well known for.
Discussing the project is the first priority, the client would normally send to us a documentation of the app’s basic behaviour and functionalities and based on that we decide the database architecture & the web services that might be built for certain scenarios.
After the prototype is complete by the designer, including the basic navigational flow & app behavior. We go through the prototype and try to understand where an API call would be necessary and which web service logic should be implemented on which specific screen. This exercise helps in performance optimization & logic correction, as the discussions lead us to visualise how to build these services.
Now that the design is ready & the functionalities have been rooted, we go through each and every page scouring with the front-end developers. The front-end developers implement the API calls into the application through their SDK or code, so they tell the web service developer on how to send certain information on a required page which would be efficient to handle via code.
The web service developer needs to handle the interactions from both client & server side via the web service, these web services have to given to the front-end developer in a form wherein calling information from the database or client inserting data into the application needs to be handled efficiently as this is done over the network.
So we sit down & get our hands dirty, writing the actual services. Based on client preference and requirement we select the platform through which the web services need to be built. It could be via NodeJS, ReactJS, .Net Framework or Express. As per proper coding standards & documentation provided we develop the web services.
The logic of every service is meticulously checked & the code is cleaned as soon as it is written to ensure optimal behaviour. Then a documentation is created by the developers for the web service input-output interactions, the specific endpoints for every service & data transcription.
The web services are then hosted onto the server through an instance. And the documentation is pushed to the developers for usage in their code. Based on the regular development cycle & eventual testing phase, the web services may be refined and optimized based on it’s performance.