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  • Kevin Fractal

    A guide for migrating from StackMob to another provider

    There have been a number of developments in the Backend as a Service space over the last 12 months, including the acquisition of Parse by Facebook and of StackMob by PayPal with the subsequent announcement of the shuttering of their service on May 11. If …

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  • Mic Fractal

    CIB Lite

    This blog provides a brief overview of the FatFractal Cloud-In-A-Box Lite (CIB Lite) evaluation, why you would want to kick the tires on it, some instructions on getting started with it, and where we are going with it. What the heck is this thing? CIB …

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  • Kevin Fractal

    FYI – user management – Part I

    We get asked a lot about how to customize the user definition (FFUser) with FatFractal. This post describes two methods to add some custom information about the user to the system. Either is fine, and there are some important distinctions regarding access control that you …

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  • Mic Fractal

    TechEmpower and Servlets

    This blog article is Part One of a two part set of articles that provides an overview of our Servlet module and its performance as compared to a conventional Servlet container, Tomcat. This article will focus on the design differences between the containers and then …

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  • Mic Fractal

    Big Data, Hubi, and Beer

    Okay this blog has nothing to with beer. But hey! I had to get you here somehow. This blog article focuses on how FatFractal (FF) uses big data and why it is important to the developer. There are lots of ways to collect this kind …

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  • Mic Fractal

    Telluride and Application Analytics

    Well the Telluride Film Festival is winding down today (Monday 09/02/2013) and now it is time to mine the compute usage analytics that we have collected. Background This is the second year that FatFractal has hosted the Telluride back-end and things went very smoothly, due …

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  • Kevin Fractal

    FYI – Having fun with datagraphs

    So most of our sample code on GitHub is a result of a developer’s question that we think has general interest that other developers may find useful. This usually ends up also being a small sample application that will show the result in a simple …

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  • Dave Fractal

    FYI – FatFractal Makes File Upload Easy

    You can access the source code for the sample application here. Inspired by a recent blog post by Raymond Camden, we decided to show how much easier FatFractal makes it to create an object containing a blob. This example uses our JavaScript SDK in a …

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  • Kevin Fractal

    FYI – FatFractal now provides textual term search for NoServer apps!

    As a developer, I want to be able to retrieve information from my backend using search technology so that I can create even more powerful queries and get super fast responses. You can see working code for everything below (here).You can access the source code …

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  • Dave Fractal

    FatFractal Console 2.0

    As you may have noticed, the FatFractal Console recently underwent a major upgrade, and we’d like to talk a little bit about what’s new. The most obvious change is the look and feel. Following in the footsteps of the Data Browser and the rest of …

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