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BYOD – Bring Your Own Database

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

It can be tough to gauge migration efforts when evaluating Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS)  providers. If you are building a brand new web application, you are usually not particularly concerned with the costs to migrate to the new application infrastructure. However, if you have an existing application that you are porting to a new provider, you’re faced with a problem: what do you do with your data? Below we’ll look at the core challenges in migrating to providers like Firebase and Parse, and then evaluate a different approach to data as presented by Backand.

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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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Looking for a Complete Backend Solution for AngularJS?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

In our last article on Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers, we examined Parse and Backand, looking at what each provider had to offer. While Parse provides a versatile and flexible interface that can be adapted to any need, this flexibility comes at the cost of ease-of-use. A smaller, streamlined approach like that offered by Backand can often be superior when it comes to data-driven and admin apps.

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Just Starting to Use AngularJS and Need a Backend?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014

Just getting started with AngularJS? Looking to build the next big app in AngularJS – the one that everyone will be clamoring for, but have no idea about the server-side? Maybe you even have a database in place already. And now you are looking for a back-end to connect to your Angular app.  This post will be surprisingly helpful.

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