021 iPhreaks Show – Scalable Cloud Applications with Aaron Douglas

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    Panel

    Aaron Douglas (twitter blog)
    Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast)
    Andrew Madsen (twitter github blog)
    Rod Schmidt (twitter github infiniteNIL)
    Jaim Zuber (twitter Sharp Five Software)
    Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

    Discussion
    01:11 – Scalable Cloud Apps and iOS Programming
    02:51 – iCloud Core Data
    04:44 – Scalable Cloud Services

    Synchronization
    Amazon S3
    Amazon EC2
    Parse
    Syncing
    Authentication
    Simperium

    09:31 – Use Cases

    Migraine Diary

    12:00 – SDK and Basic Operations

    PFObject
    Querying
    PFQuery

    18:11 – Platforms Supported by Parse

    Android
    Windows Phone
    MacOS
    .NET
    Unity UI

    18:41 – Pros and Cons
    25:59 – “Selling” Parse Use to Companies
    27:20 – Choosing Parse

    Windows Azure

    32:03 – Realtime Interaction

    Cheddar

    34:17 – Other Services

    Simperium
    Firebase
    Helios
    Dropbox

    38:32 – Advice for Others

    Appside/Server-side
    TICoreDataSync
    Understand Scaling

    41:41 – Rolling your own vs using Parse

    Data Privacy

    Picks

    Mac Dev Weekly (Andrew)
    Gwynne Raskind: Friday Q&A 2012-03-02: Key-Value Observing Done Right: Take 2 (Andrew)
    11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures (Andrew)
    Linode (Ben)
    Digital Ocean (Ben)
    Big Nerd Ranch talk on API design (Ben)
    FlatUIKit (Rod)
    iOS7Colors (Rod)
    Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch (Rod)
    Bloons Tower Defense (Chuck)
    Fieldrunners 2 (Chuck)
    Base 2 (Aaron)
    Spark Inspector (Aaron)
    Simplenote (Aaron)
    TICoreDataSync (Aaron)

    Next Week
    Networking with Cocoa with Steve Madsen
    Transcript
    CHUCK: So if I call you Andrew, or if I call Andrew, Aaron, sorry guys…

    AARON: [Laughs]

    BEN: Just run with it.

    CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 21 of The iPhreaks Show! This week on our panel, we have Ben Scheirman.

    BEN: Happy Apple Christmas Day! And hello!

    CHUCK: Apple Christmas Day…

    BEN: Yeah! Today is the launch date. We’re going to find out all about in like an hour.

    CHUCK: Oh, that’s right!

    BEN: This would be all over the news by the time this sure comes out…

    ANDREW: It’s the only thing all of us were thinking about.

    BEN: [Inaudible]

    CHUCK: [Laughs]

    ANDREW: I can’t breathe.

    BEN: That’s right. We’re already on the clock, Chuck.

    CHUCK: Okay.

    BEN: [Laughs]

    CHUCK: We also have Andrew Madsen.

    ANDREW: Hi from Salt Lake City!

    CHUCK: Rod Schmidt.

    ROD: Hello from Salt Lake City as well!

    CHUCK: Jaim Zuber.

    JAIM: Hello! I just returned from the north shore of Lake Superior, where I was teaching berries to code iOS.

    CHUCK: I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.tv. We have a special guest, and that’s Aaron Douglas.

    AARON: Hey! How’s it going? I’m saying hi from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    CHUCK: Pete would be so proud of me, I didn’t butch your name.

    AARON: [Laughs]

    CHUCK: We have you on this week to talk about “Scalable Cloud Apps”.

    AARON: Yeah, definitely.

    CHUCK: I asked you before the show, I’m going to ask you again, how does that relate to iOS programming?

    AARON: I’ve noticed that a lot of us iOS devs come from more of the finite programming that we know – JavaScript and CSS – it’s just this kind of a logical step into iOS app development. I came from a Java enterprise background so I’m very familiar with writing apps that are behind other apps. I noticed that a lot of iOS developers are afraid of integrating their app with a server, and that there’s a lot of apps that have to talk to other users or there’s central data. So I think it’s a really important topic just because apps can be so much more powerful if they are connected with other people.

    CHUCK: Absolutely. Are you talking about API services like Facebook or Twitter? Or, are you talking about more of the backend systems like Parse?

    AARON: Yeah, it’s more of the backend systems like Parse.