Slide deck for talk at the 2013 HTML5 Developers Conference in San Francisco. Covers the main BaaS critical success factors: SMART (Scalable, Mobile-ready, Available, Real-time enabled and Truly secure)
22. Lack of scalability
will doom your success
the prototype was easy to develop ...
everything worked during private beta ...
but production launch was a disaster!
The backend service was not up to the task.
It didn’t scale when Babblr most needed it.
23. Your success depends
on your backend scalability
Understand how your BaaS provider scales . Ask.
Never talks about ops/sec? Hummm ...
Favour reserved capacity scaling models
Look for scaling APIs and autoscaling processes
Be suspicious of scale limited developer plans.
What is the provider affraid of?
24. Mobile is
the new black!
~40% of internet time now on mobile devices
Native iOS and Android SDKs are mandatory
Push notifications are a nice plus
If you’re not flirting with native apps ...you should.
25. Your user is king
and he demands you’re available
Data must be stored in multiple datacenters
Periodic backups? Disaster Recovery != Business Continuity
Rolling deploys must be the standard procedure
Look for service status pages
A 99,999% SLA is quite normal ...
don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
26. Life supports real-time,
your app should too
Collaboration is easier with real-time data sync
No persistent connection to each user?
Sorry, no real-time for you.
We’re talking about time, latency matters. Measure.
Look for WebSockets. They’re new but they’re awesome
27. Thou shalt have
a truly secured app
If there’s a security option... turn it on!
Don’t trust the client …
You should be able to say “who can do what”
28. Thou shalt have
a truly secured app
Favour ACLs with CRUD permissions
Look for SSL enabled providers
Look for providers using certified infrastructure
Look for cryptographic methods to authenticate users
and prevent unauthorized data access
32. It’s Scalable
Reserved capacity scaling model
Different capacity for reads and writes
Powered by Amazon DynamoDB
Highly-scalable NoSQL database
Shazam at SuperBowl 2012:
500.000 writes per second
41. Building a collaboration
HTML5 app in 5 minutes
Realtime Cloud Storage (backend)
AngularJS (MVC framework)
Nicolas Gallagher PURE CSS SPEECH BUBBLES (pizzazz)
43. Realtime Cloud Storage : use cases
A unified backend for modern applications across platforms
Multiplayer Online Games
Social networks streams
Chats and comments
Systems monitoring dashboards
The next big thing ...