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TJ Rogers8,758 Points
Learning PHP for iOS Backend Development?
So ever since Parse/Facebook kicked us all in the pants, I've grown wary of signing up with any other backend service for fear that they too will ultimately pull the rug out from under us. I'm more inclined now to build my own backend for my iOS apps. That was Step 1 - decide to build my own backend.
Step 2: Figure out how to do that...
Since there is no course in Team Treehouse that teaches us how to build a backend specifically for mobile apps, I'm trying to piece together something of my own from the courses that are offered. From what I can tell, the PHP track is the way to go. Does that sound right?
Ultimately I will need a database that can store upwards of 5 Gigs of data (Parse spoiled us by not setting an upper limit for storage), and can perform basic database query tasks. Then of course, I'll need to learn how to get this mysterious backend in the sky to talk to my app.
So can anyone tell me, am I going in the right direction here with PHP to develop backend for iOS? Or would I be better served looking into something else?
jason chan31,009 Points
I would recommend you learn laravel or rails, both of them could be used as an API. So can the MEAN stack. Python with flask and django can also make rest api. So can asp.net. So many choices.
There is always firebase by google.