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"Mobile First" Development Demands Clear Route To PaaS


FeedHenry has just launched its Mobile Application Platform on the Cloud Foundry open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The company wants to address the reality we now see where the majority of new application development is being done "mobile-first".

However, says FeedHenry, developers are building mobile frontend applications separately and then integrating them with backend services manually. To leverage the benefits of PaaS for mobile applications properly, developers need an easy way to develop cross-platform applications on the PaaS.

The company claims that its new platform is the only cloud-based mobile application route for developers to build HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS apps with a fully integrated Node.js backend on Cloud Foundry.

"We are seeing a shift to mobile-first development within enterprises, which requires their PaaS solution to provide an integrated mobile development and deployment platform," said Jerry Chen, vice president of cloud and application services at VMware. "FeedHenry's cross-platform mobile development solution can make it easier and faster for Cloud Foundry developers to build and deploy these applications."

The platform allows the use of any third-party JavaScript library on the client side and any JavaScript Node.js modules on the server-side. The server-side business and integration logic is developed using JavaScript and developers can use any of the standard FeedHenry APIs for integration, caching, storage, and encryption.


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