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Backlift - The Back End Service For Front End Developers

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The Web Dev Zone is brought to you in partnership with Mendix.  Discover how IT departments looking for ways to keep up with demand for business apps has caused a new breed of developers to surface - the Rapid Application Developer.

Backlift is a back-end service for front-end developers. Backlift wants to make building and deploying websites easier, faster and more creative. Backlift's server, templates and helper libraries support:

  • Asynchronous updates: Build apps that respond immediately to user actions while data is sent the the server in the background.
  • API discovery: Backlift will let you persist data without specifying the API up front. If you follow standard RESTful conventions, backlift will accept whatever data you throw at it.
  • Familiar libraries: Backlift currently works with Backbone.js. We plan to integrate other javascript MVC libraries in the future.

Backlift's goals are to facilitate:

  • Rapid user experience prototyping.
  • Learning to write front-end javascript code, and eventually.
  • Deploying production websites used by millions.

Backlift offers a full back-end-as-a-service including:

  • Data persistence and validation.
  • User authentication and authorization.
  • Static file hosting and an admin interface.
  • No rails, django or node.js required.

Deploying your content is as easy as dropping files into your Dropbox folder. Then sit back as Backlift

  • Compiles coffee, less and handlebars files.
  • Optimises your css and javascript assets, and.
  • Automatically refreshes the page in your browser.

Requirements: Dropbbox
Demo:https:/ / www. backlift. com
License: Free

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