An Example Backbone/Parse.com App

November 30th, 2011

Series Overview << Working with Backbone.js and the Parse.com Proxy    Hosting the Todos example on Heroku >> This is the post where I put it all together.  I showed how to create a proxy to use Parse.com as your data store.  I also showed how to modify Backbone Read More...

Working with Backbone.js and the Parse.com Proxy

November 9th, 2011

Series Overview << Making Backbone.js Work with Parse.com     An Example Backbone/Parse.com App >> In the last post, I presented some base prototypes for Backbone.js models and collections that play nicely with Parse.com Next, I will put all the pieces together and show how to use Backbone Read More...

Making Backbone.js Work with Parse.com

November 7th, 2011

Series Overview << A Proxy Server for Parse.com                  Working with Backbone.js and the Parse.com proxy >> In the previous post, I showed how you can create a minimal server that proxies requests on to Parse Read More...

A Proxy Server for Parse.com

November 7th, 2011

<< See the full series of posts          Making Backbone.js work with Parse.com >> In my previous post, I asked the question: “Is there any reason why can’t we use a service like [Parse.com] in an HTML5/Javascript single-paged app?”  The answer is “yes” Read More...

Going (Mostly) Server-less with Backbone.js

November 7th, 2011

I have been having a lot of fun with Backbone.js and CoffeeScript lately.  It is my new programming obsession.  They go together like chocolate and coffee.  Along with this work, I have had the fantasy of going server-less and pushing all of my data stores to a back-end that I don’t have to code or manage myself Read More...

Captive Runtime packaging in Air 3.0

October 11th, 2011

When I talk with people about the Flex framework, many think of it as a Flash library. They often refer to Flex as a web framework that runs in a plug-in. To me, however, Flex is an application framework. To be honest, Flex in the browser doesn’t excite me. I am much more interested in using Flex on the desktop or on mobile devices Read More...