StackMob Ratchets Up The Competition: Makes API Calls Free, Launches A Marketplace For Third-Party Mobile Services StackMob, an end-to-end development platform for mobile applications, is today announcing the launch of the StackMob Marketplace for third-party services, as well as changes to its pricing structure for API calls. StackMob is now making API calls free. This latter news will impact the competitive landscape, which includes startups like Parse, Kinvey and others, all of which have traditionally charged developers as API calls increase alongside an app’s popularity. Today, developers have to have an understanding of how many API calls they make, and if an app becomes really successful, developers are penalized for that with increased pricing.
Node.js and Express - Creating a Rest API Once you learn a little bit of Node.js you find that modules make life much easier. One of the most popular and useful is Express. It carries a lot of similarities to the Ruby framework, Sinatra. 30 Must See Web Generator for Lazy Webmasters Here’s a list of 70 hand-picked, easy to use, and free web generators that will save you tons of time and energy. I have grouped these tools into 10 categories: Color Palettes, Robots.txt, Website Screenshots, Favicons, Web Backgrounds, Webpage Elements (buttons, tabs, etc), Memes, Forms, Logos, and Dummy Texts. The best part about these tools is that they are completely free (some need you to signup though). If you are looking ways speed up your work and channel more time and energy to new content ideas and marketing strategies, I believe the list is a must-bookmark. According to my last check on WordPress.com stats, there were more than 42 million blogposts published in May 2014 – and that’s just WordPress.com alone.
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OpenID Connect in a nutshell : =nat When you read the OpenID Connect Specifications, you might feel a little bit intimidated. That’s because they are written in “spec language” and they deal with corner cases, etc. Yet when you translate them into normal English and just concentrate on a “simple case”, it becomes quite simple. So, here we go! (OK, much of the text is the same as the original proposal written by David Recordon. It was mostly just a matter of tweaking some of the parameter names, etc.)
Architecting a Secure RESTful Node.js app In this post, we will take a look at architecting a Node.js app that will act as a REST API server for all of our clients. We will be implementing a Token Based Authentication to authenticate and authorize the client to access the application data. This application design is targeted at systems that would like to implement its own REST API with a custom authentication. To showcase how one can consume the REST API with authentication, we will be writing an Angular.js client. This post is inspired by Authentication with AngularJS and a Node.js REST api.