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ORM and Angular – Make Your App Smarter

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015

Current approaches to web development rely upon having two kinds of intelligence built into your application – business intelligence in the server, and presentation intelligence on the client side. This institutes a clear delineation in responsibilities, which is often desirable from an architectural standpoint. However, this approach does have some drawbacks.

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Are Frontends Getting Smarter?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015

Traditional web development wisdom holds that a firm separation should be maintained between the frontend display code and backend server code. However, this often increases the costs needed to deploy and maintain a web application. As usage of the application increases, the server side processing quickly becomes a bottleneck with each request taking up additional limited resources. There are multiple standard solutions to this, but typically they involve an increase in server hardware – along with associated costs.

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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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Comparison of Angular Backend as a Service Providers

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

In our series on Angular Backend as a Service (BaaS) offerings we’ve covered a wide array of disparate service providers – from bare-metal offerings like Ruby on Rails to highly-focused providers like Backand. Let’s take this opportunity to summarize what we’ve found thus far. Below we’ll revisit each of the providers we have covered, and present guidelines on when a given provider might be the best choice.

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Need a Powerful Back-end for Your Angular Front-end?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

 

In our last article, we took a look at the Django Project – a Python-based application framework designed for rapid development of data-driven applications for the web. In this article we’ll take a step farther up the flexibility ladder and look at Ruby on Rails (RoR) – a fully-featured API built off of Ruby with a focus on ease of development. We’ll look at what RoR has to offer an AngularJS developer, and how Backand’s Backend as a Service (BaaS) platform measures up.

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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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