inessential by Brent Simmons

[Sponsor] Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

Mobile Services is a great way to provide backend services — syncing and other things — for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps.

If you’ve been to the website already, you’ve seen the tutorials where you input code into a browser window. And that’s an easy way to get started.

But don’t be fooled: Mobile Services is deep, too. A mobile service is a Node.js site, and you can write JavaScript in your favorite text editor. Deploy via Git. Write unit tests using Mocha. Administer via the command line. All on your Mac.

You can get started today with a free trial.