Although usually not noticed by the final users, the backend is an important piece in the context of a mobile application.
In the past building a back-end meant renting some hardware or virtual machine, setting up the operative system, configuring the server, database, storage and writing the back-end logic. Nowadays great services that allow to quickly setup a back-end are spreading.
I will provide an overview of the services which allow developers to integrate their mobile applications with back-end functionalities and I will illustrate the features of BaasBox, an open source back end.
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