Mobile Development

Mobile Development

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
Tutorial Series: SQL Azure, Dreamfactory & Telerik AppBuilder – Data

Tutorial Series: SQL Azure, Dreamfactory & Telerik AppBuilder – Data

Note: This is a Tutorial Series that starts here. So, in part 2 of our tutorial, let’s set up a database to power our mobile application with. First, we log into Azure at https://manage.windowsazure.com and create our dataset. Once logged in, click on the New button in the bottom left of the dashboard and choose the database custom create option. Enter some details for the database. I’m creating a shoutapp database on a new server: Now, create a shoutuser with your preferred password and let Azure create the database: Give it a few seconds and then select the new database and click the Manage button on the bottom toolbar. (unsure as to … Continued
Tutorial Series: SQL Azure, DreamFactory & Telerik AppBuilder – Introduction

Tutorial Series: SQL Azure, DreamFactory & Telerik AppBuilder – Introduction

Let’s build an app! In this tutorial series, I will walk you through how to build a basic mobile application using SQL Azure, DreamFactory and Telerik AppBuilder. Part 1:This article Part 2: Building the database Every once in a while you come across a match that is made in heaven. It might be anything at all. You know that couple. They were just made to be together. Bose Surround Sound and 4320p. Apple pie and ice cream. I digress. I recently have been testing various development tools, APIs and platforms and came across a dream match. The pieces of the puzzle come together like this: Front End API Data  Telerik … Continued