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ChicagoRuby: Downtown - Using a Backend-as-a-Service­

  • May 7, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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About the Presentation: Using a Backend-as-a-Service from Ruby, Rails, RubyMotion or Sinatra

Sure you already knew about Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers like Amazon and Platforms-as-a-Service like Heroku, but clearly we were in need for another nebulous acronym! (Not really.) Usually regrouping platforms like Parse, StackMob, or Kinvey, Backend-as-a-Service (or BaaS for short) is a powerful new class of tools that is fast becoming essential to developers, especially for mobile projects. Tim Anglade will explain what this fancy new beast is, show you why it drastically shortens mobile app implementation timelines, and why it may be your best bet to simplifying and scaling your Rails apps in 2013!

About the Presenter: Tim Anglade

Tim Anglade works at Apigee, the API company. In previous lives, he created the NOSQL Summer (, recorded the NOSQL Tapes (, and wrote and maintained large web apps written with Sinatra or Rails. When he’s not busy helping developers build their apps, he’s out speaking at conferences such as GoGaRuCo, OSCON, Oredev or DrupalCon and teaching mobile trainings around the world. You can find him on Twitter as @timanglade.

After most downtown meetings we head over to Elephant & Castle (185 N. Wabash) for refreshments & fellowship. Join us for a few minutes if you have time.

Please use your real name when you RSVP for downtown ChicagoRuby meetings. Reason: We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If the name on your ID doesn't the match the name on the RSVP list, then Aon security will not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the rules of the Aon Building.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    For future reference, here's a link to the slide deck:

    Shortcuts to related apigee github projects:

    May 15, 2013

  • David L.

    I was interested in this with a collaborative social design project we are working on. This would be a great fit except it doesn't support web sockets yet.

    May 8, 2013

  • Bill A.

    Great presentation. Eager to begin investigating BaaS.

    May 8, 2013

  • Antonio I.


    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really liked this event. The presentation went smoothly and I learned a lot about Apigee and its offerings.

    May 7, 2013

  • Tom D.

    Sorry I'll miss this. I hope to see some notes on it.

    May 7, 2013

  • Jay G.

    Patti Smith show.

    May 6, 2013

  • Dave K.

    I can't make it, but hopefully it will be recorded and I can check it out later.

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it. :(

    May 6, 2013

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