Appwrite and How It’s Changing the Mobile Application Development Industry

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Appwrite is a self-hosted solution that provides developers with a set of easy-to-use and integrates REST APIs to manage their core backend needs. It is a low-code application development platform that enables you to quickly build mobile apps on the fly. Appwrite has been primarily built to support developers using Google’s Flutter, a new framework for building cross-platform mobile apps, although compatible with many other languages. Appwrite is a powerful UI and a robust backend as a service for building mobile apps on iOS, Android platforms and web platforms. Appwrite and Flutter can generate Android, iOS, and web screens from a single codebase.

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https://appwrite.io

How Does Appwrite Work?

Appwrite is a self-hosted backend server packaged as a set of Docker containers. You can install and run Appwrite on any operating system that can run a Docker CLI. You can use Appwrite on your local desktop or cloud provider of your choice.

Appwrite initial sign up page

Installing and using Appwrite on Ubuntu 20.04

Using a fresh installation of Ubuntu Linux, you will need to install Docker. Enter the following to install Docker.

curl -fsSL https://get.docker.com -o get-docker.sh
sh get-docker.sh

Once Docker is installed, run the following to get up and running quickly with Appwrite.

docker run -it --rm --volume //var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock --volume ~/appwrite:/usr/src/code/appwrite
:rw --entrypoint="install" appwrite/appwrite:0.10.4

For advanced Docker users, the manual installation might seem more familiar. To set up Appwrite manually, download the Appwrite base docker-compose.yml and .env files. After the download completes, update the different environment variables as you wish in the .env file and start the Appwrite stack.

Once Appwrite is running, you can access it via your web browser on the port you entered in the prompt.

Create a new project using the Appwrite UI

Why use Appwrite for Web and Mobile Apps?

Appwrite was designed to run well on both small and large deployment. The minimum requirements to run Appwrite are as little as 1 CPU core and 2GB of RAM, and an operating system able to support Docker.

  • Conclusion: You Should Start Working with Appwrite for Your Next Mobile Application Project Now
Appwrite Dashboard for a project
Watch me run through Appwrite on YouTube

4 Essential Security Measures for Backend Developers that Appwrite can help with

Introduction: When You Should Take Security Matters into Consideration

Security is an essential consideration for all software developers. It enables them to develop secure applications without any security vulnerabilities. Achieving this goal can be difficult if the developers do not have the necessary information about the different types of security measures. Hence, it is crucial for software developers to consider security matters before developing their app or backend server. They should also use a suitable app security checker and security services to ensure that their application is secure, has no vulnerabilities and will not get hacked easily by cybercriminals.

Developing Secure Code and Protecting Data

Data protection is a growing concern for businesses and organizations, given many data breaches and cyberattacks. The increasing number of data breaches is that despite various security standards being created to protect data, there are still many vulnerabilities to account for. In addition, there are fewer people with specialized skills to develop secure software.

Developing secure code means writing code that will not allow hackers or third parties from accessing data without authorization. While protecting data means adding extra steps in the development process to ensure that every time a company changes its privacy policy, it should update its policy statement.

Securing Web Applications With HTTPS and SSL Certificates

HTTPS is the protocol that ensures that the data being sent to and from a web browser is private. As it provides encryption, attackers are not able to see the data. When you see an URL starting with “HTTPS://”, then you can be sure that it is secure for use for sensitive information.

The cost of HTTPS certificate installation depends on various factors such as which type of certificate you want to install, the number of domains it covers, etc. But generally speaking, HTTPS certifications are usually more expensive than SSL certificates but are worth the investment if you are looking for better security.

How to Prevent Data Loss with Backups and Version Control Systems?

A version control system, or VCS for short, is a software application that manages developing computer software. It helps to keep track of changes to source code and documents. The goal of using version control systems is to provide more reliability. This is done by reducing the chances that users will lose data or overwrite newer versions with older ones and by providing centralized storage space for all previous versions of files that are being updated.

Version control systems fall into two categories: centralized and distributed version control systems. Centralized VCSs are more common because they are easier to set up and maintain than distributed systems; however, distributed VCSs work better if many people edit the

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