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From OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: backends - parse/backendless/roll your own
Date Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:40:31 GMT
On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Jerry Hamby <jerryhamby@vdex.com> wrote:

> I use Apigee UserGrid, also known as App Services. I love it and I won't
> go back.
> http://apigee.com/docs/app_services
> I use to do Coldfusion CFCs and MySQL before I discovered the power and
> flexibility NoSQL type databases and REST statements.
> All the open APIs use REST, so this works very well except for one factor,
> I can't find a way to do REST "PUT" and DELETE" statements in Actionscript.
> My solution was to set up an Amazon EC2 account, run Node.js (Apigee has a
> Node SDK) and establish a socket. So I couldn't completely get away
> from a backend server I did force myself into Javascript. At least my
> costs are very low and I can build apps using web, desktop or mobile
> constructing all
> my business logic inside the client.
> I also setup a Amazon S3 account and found some Actionscript code to
> upload my images while storing my image database records on Apigee.
> Apigee also has file storage but they didn't add that feature until after
> I had got the S3 stuff working.
> I got a free year from Amazon and Apigee is free up to some ridiculous
> amount of calls per month, I think 3 million.
> I haven't tried Parse or backendless yet. Again the downside to any of
> these services is the same, Flash doesn't have a native way
> to handle REST "PUT" and DELETE" statements. If anyone can show my how to
> get around this issue in Actionscript I would appreciate it.
> Maybe finding a solution for this REST gap in Actionscript would be a
> great project for the Apache Flex community.
Have you tried the as3httpclient library?  [1]


[1] https://github.com/gabriel/as3httpclient/blob/master/EXAMPLES.md

> On Aug 8, 2013, at 5:38 AM, Stephen C wrote:
> > I am curious to get the groups feelings on these cloud backends with air
> > projects. Like parse and backendless, i have played with these, and i am
> > toying with the idea of moving to one so i do not have to maintain my
> > php/mysql backend and let someone else deal with it.
> >
> > I would also be interested in others.
> >
> > Thank You,
> > Stephen C

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