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Free DreamFactory Developer Sandboxes For Oracle Cloud

What is one the biggest issue facing developers these days?  Time and cost.  With the Forrester Report finding that 80% of the development cost for a typical app is on the backend vs. frontend, and API engineering forming the biggest component of this backend burden - DreamFactory was founded by developers, for developers, to provide an easy solution for this problem in a heartbeat.

Erik Jacobsen Erik Jacobsen - 5/23/18

Running DreamFactory as a Docker Container

  Note: We have updated the instructions here to match our DF-Docker repo instructions.  This will pull the latest GitHub repo now.

Todd Appleton, updated by Erik Jacobsen Todd Appleton, updated by Erik Jacobsen - 5/19/18

SQL and REST - Working with Related Data

As a follow up to our other blog posts on adding a REST API to your SQL database and retrieving related data from that REST API, I wanted to describe, in more detail, the power of the "related records" feature of our SQL DB Service of the REST API.

Lee Hicks Lee Hicks - 5/2/18

The importance of loose coupling in REST API design

One of the most important ideas in the world of software engineering is the concept of loose coupling. In a loosely coupled design, components are independent, and changes in one will not affect the operation of others. This approach offers optimal flexibility and reusability when components are added, replaced, or modified. Conversely, a tightly coupled design means that components tend to be interdependent. Changes in a single component can have a system wide impact, with unanticipated and undesirable effects.

Jason Gilmore Jason Gilmore - 5/1/18

Connecting MySQL with JavaScript;  DreamFactory as a BaaS

The DreamFactory REST API enables database connections using a wide variety of front end scenarios. This simple sample app demonstrates how DreamFactory easily can be used as a backend for a JavaScript application. It's a simple address book, where contacts can be created, shown, updated, deleted and grouped: basically, CRUD operations. The Address Book is a very simple one page app based on plain JavaScript and jQuery. All the functions used for DreamFactory 2.0 REST API requests are extended in the file functions.js, and the code examples show how to use them.

Carsten Jacobsen, Updated by: Erik Jacobsen Carsten Jacobsen, Updated by: Erik Jacobsen - 4/24/18

How To Configure An ELK Stack With DreamFactory

DreamFactory has had support for Logstash since version 2.3 for our Gold Tier version.  Elastic makes some great tools to support very robust logging.  Incorporating Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana into your powerful, scalable DreamFactory instance is a no brainer, especially for users who have a lot of data being pushed and pulled through various endpoints.

Erik Jacobsen Erik Jacobsen - 4/20/18

What if Chuck Norris Wanted to Create a Service That Automated APIs?

Chuck Norris Joke Enthusiasts Trust DreamFactory to Automate  APIs Thanks to amusing Chuck Norris API database site The Internet Chuck Norris Database, you can have some fun and keep the Chuck Norris jokes flowing.  With the help of DreamFactory and our API automation tools, you will always have life-changing insights making those around you just a bit more intelligent, good looking and successful.  Who doesn’t need to understand such nuggets as:

Erik Jacobsen Erik Jacobsen - 4/9/18

DreamFactory is Coming to Your City! Grab a Drink On Us!

A bunch of DreamFactory employees will be out and about in April, looking to meet up with customers  and developers to chat about our up and coming platform changes.

Erik Jacobsen Erik Jacobsen - 3/29/18

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