#43: Too Many Tendrils


Today we explore in a little more depth the dangers of relying on third party dependencies. Specifically, we discuss the problems that Charles has been dealing with as he prepares for the shutdown of his backend provider, StackMob. We discuss the reason for the shutdown, the problems that this has caused for Charles, and his search for a new backend provider. Charles shares the qualities that he’s looking for in a new backend service, and why he’s looking for a higher-level backend-as-a-service (“BaaS”) provider instead of something closer to the metal like Windows Azure or a “roll your own” solution. Finally, we discuss why Charles avoided iCloud for his backend, and the importance of keeping any third-party service at arm’s length.

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