4: Static Application Hosting & All Things Firebase

“The Rise of BAAS : Static Application Hosting & All Things Firebase”,  episode 4, is the second of our exploration into Backend As A Service (BAAS) and how it’s changing how we build applications today.

Static Application development is on the rise & the tools that help us quickly host and iterate on these applications are emerging rapidly. With the exit of GoInstant as a BAAS, can we safely rely on these services as dedicated backends or do we solely use BAAS for real time interaction, prototyping, or something else? Ossama Alami, VP of Developer Happiness, at Firebase talks with us about the recent Firebase Hosting service, deploy tools, open data sets, static hosting & BAAS applications and everything Firebase.

Firebase, a young but influential player in BAAS was founded in 2012. At it’s core, it is a backend that lets developers store and sync data in real time. Ossama has dedicated himself to empowering developers and ensuring Firebase remains a force for good in the developer community.

Direct download: episode-4_firebase-hosting-and-all-things-firebase.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:54am EST
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3: GoAngular & The GoInstant Platform

“The Rise of BAAS : GoAngular & The GoInstant (@GoInstant) Platform”,  episode 3, is the first of our exploration into Backend As A Service (BAAS) and how it’s changing how we build applications today. Matt Creager (@Matt_Creager), lead developer on the GoAngular project, talks with us about GoInstant, a powerful BAAS. The rise of BAAS has caused mixed feelings in the developer community. Static application development is rapidly increasing and evolving & the toolsets to build these are getting more detailed. This is due to many factors and static applications are quickly being recognized as solving more & more problems & pain points in application development today. Why would you build your applications with BAAS & how can you leverage the developer tools / frameworks out there? Matt tells his perspective in this episode.   

Direct download: baas-part-1_goinstant.mp3
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2: Prototyping with Purpose

Episode #2 features Engineers Adi Chikara (@adi_ads) & Pam Selle (@pamasaur) on Prototyping strategies and goals. Building HTML, CSS, JavaScript prototypes is becoming more and more prevalent in our work. The fast development time and information yielded by a prototype can save your clients so much time, money, and headaches. Much of our discussion focuses on why & when you would want to prototype, strategies for purposeful prototype construction, and how all of this could impact business outcomes.

Direct download: pamaur_and_adi_ads_mixdown.mp3
Category:prototyping -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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1: RubyNation & Ruby's Cultural Impact

This is Episode #1 featuring live interviews from RubyNation 2014,  a regional Ruby Conference in Silver Springs, MD. It showcases the importance of building meaningful digital experiences,  development culture & community, & the value sharing knowledge.

Direct download: rubynation_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 11:09pm EST
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