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To Code or Not to Code

Posted by on Dec 08, 2014

When developing a front-end for an existing application, one of the first questions that often arises is “How should we build this?” Choosing to write custom code to solve a problem can give you a lot of flexibility in the end product, but ultimately will end up causing a lot of money and time for development and ongoing support. In some cases, it makes more sense to try to abstract the development process as much as possible, minimizing the amount of code to be written. In this article we will look at a number of ways to approach building an application on top of existing data, and why you might choose one over the other. We’ll also touch upon the related front-end code, particularly looking at cases where a directive-driven approach like AngularJS can be used efficiently and effectively.

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The 11 Most Beautiful Bootstrap Sites – IMHO

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

Bootstrap Expo and Built with Bootstrap showcase sites and apps built with Bootstrap or Bootstrap themes (or templates). After plowing through pages and pages of beautiful homepage images and then digging deeper into pages – I came up with a completely subjective list of the eleven sites I believe to be the most beautiful.

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Constructing a Dashboard with AngularJS

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014

What is a Dashboard?

A dashboard consists of a toolbar and a collection of panels presenting information in tables, charts and grids.  Making different selections and entering filtering values on the toolbar, such as selecting date ranges, causes the content of the panels to change. AngularJS has a collection of features that facilitate a streamlined construction of a dashboard.

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Looking to Rapidly Build Angular Apps with a Robust Backend?

Posted by on Oct 09, 2014

So far, in our series on Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers, we’ve spent a lot of time looking at data-side solutions. From Parse’s platform independence to Firebase’s focus on availability and resiliency, we’ve covered a healthy segment of the data-based service provider market. With this article we take more of a look at the full stack as we examine the Django Project. Developed based upon the needs of a rapid-response newsroom, this technology stack – written in Python – provides some unique opportunities to businesses looking to build a new data-driven application for the web.

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How to Build Dynamic Forms in Angular Directive with a Backend

Posted by on Oct 02, 2014

In this blog we will demonstrate how to build dynamic forms in Angular with a backend, that in the end will return the configuration and data.  This code was created for anyone who needs to build a complex project with many forms.  To demonstrate the server side we will use Backand’s REST API in addition to referencing the full code in GitHub.

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Mockup a Web Application with Randomness

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

Mockup

Often during a web development project, one has to create a mockup of a web application that consists of multiple screens and multiple related panels in each screen. This has to be done without a server-side. The intention is to give the project owner a good sense of the behavior of the app and to demonstrate the app to potential users.

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How to Build Your AngularJS Admin Using Your Cloud Database

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

All a car needs to run is an engine, transmission and a body.  This holds true for an application.  So for the past three years we have been working diligently to develop Backand, the result is a powerful back-end development platform that allows you to easily create beautiful and responsive mobile and web applications in the cloud.

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