Develop a Node, Express and MongoDB mobile backend API powering an iOS application
Beginner Level, – 2.5 hours, 35 lectures
Average rating 4.2/5 (4.2 (43 ratings) Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course’s star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.)
Students should know how to make API calls from their mobile applications although making API calls in Swift 2 is covered as an example
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Can currently still be completed in Xcode 8 with legacy swift language version turned on, however!
Stop just being a mobile developer.
Most mobile applications need to be powered by a server running on the backend. Popular application development courses shy away from teaching new developers how to build their own servers, and instead turn to backend-as-a-service providers such as Parse and Firebase to do the work for them. The problem with these solutions is that often you’ll hit some roadblock while developing your app that these backends can’t help with, or even make more difficult to solve.
To be a flexible and powerful developer who’s capable of building world-class applications, you need to understand how they work across the full stack: from the iPhone in your hand, to a server and database running in another country. My course is designed to show you how to become your own backend service provider and free yourself from frameworks designed by others who can’t possibly understand your specific needs.
Developing backend API’s makes you capable of so much more as a developer
We’re then going to deploy our Node.js backend onto a live production Linux server hosted by Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud). This will truly be a production-ready backend – websites including Netflix, Pinterest, and Reddit run on Amazon Web Services, and you’ll find it significantly cheaper than Heroku.
I’ll then show you how to use Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) to store images uploaded from our iPhone app.
Building the backend to your applications is satisfying and rewarding; when you can develop for the full stack you become a profoundly more flexible and competent developer, so let’s get started.
Build backend API’s to support mobile applications
Use document-oriented database MongoDB in applications
Deploy Node applications to Amazon EC2
Install and configure an NGINX reverse-proxy for Node applications
This course is suited for students who are developing mobile applications while hoping to move away from backend-as-a-service providers like Parse and Firebase and instead experience the freedom and satisfaction of building their own backends
“Really great course, just could use some more explanation in the sections about deploying to AWS (how it works, why certain configurations are used, what are policies and what they do, etc.), or at least links to learn more about those concepts.” (Mikhail Bhuta)
“goes fast, but good content” (Dylan Fiedler)
“Speaks a little fast and a bit hard to keep up. A little more explanation of why certain choices within the code would be nice especially if he added comments for each function” (Mar)
I started out building web and mobile apps for me and my friends. I was quickly swept away by the creative freedom application development provides, and the satisfaction that comes with creating an experience for thousands if not millions of people.
My first live website was just an HTML and a CSS document FTP’d to some Bluehost servers. I then discovered Ruby on Rails and it took over my life as I realized how easy it was to create web applications. I built my first software-as-a-service product (Clearsite Content Filtering) in Python with less than six months of coding experience.
To deploy a multifaceted project like Clearsite Content Filtering, I had to move away hosting with platform-as-a-service providers like Heroku, and set up my own virtual private servers with Amazon Web Services. This process showed me the pleasure of full-stack development.
Originally using backend-as-a-service platforms like Parse and Firebase to power my mobile apps, it quickly became clear that building my own backends was not just more flexible, but in some ways, easier.
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