Hackney Council knew it wanted to develop cloud-based APIs to connect legacy data sources, while also adopting modern software delivery practices. However, they didn’t know how to go about making this change and so we started by evaluating all the options.
We proposed a lightweight data platform of REST APIs and a microservice architecture that would enable the client to access and integrate a number of key data sources within housing. We also defined an API playbook to ensure there were common standards for interoperability of services and features across the Council’s various domains. This was the first API playbook to be developed at the local government level.