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Howto: Install and Configure Baasbox behind an NGINX SSL Reverse Proxy

Howto: Install and Configure Baasbox behind an NGINX SSL Reverse Proxy

One of my new best friends in the mobile development world is Baasbox, a ridiculously easy to use backend-as-a-service. Oh, did I mention that it was open source? It ships with for SDKs for iOS, Android and Javascript. It handles everything for you from application server to database to user management, social features and more. In this tutorial, we are going to install Baasbox, and then configure it behind an NGINX Reverse Proxy. For those of you who are really smart, you can ignore the following paragraph, as I’m going to offer a very simplified explanation of a reverse proxy and why we would want to do that! Why would I … Continued
Enter the Cloud: Moving to an online IDE

Enter the Cloud: Moving to an online IDE

Everyone knows fear. Of some sort. Fear of darkness. Afraid of thunder. Spiders. Ghosts. For me, it was wasn’t a palpable fear, but I had a very hard time letting go of the feature packed crutch that Visual Studio had become. I had some success with Eclipse and even Brackets, but any attempt to switch to a browser based IDE was quickly met with unusable features, slow auto-complete, no internet connection or some other deal breaker. But come on now, it’s August of 2014, surely there is at least one viable option? Someone must have taken up the torch by now. And yes, to quickly answer that question, there are viable … Continued