What is the best suitable Back End API for Ionic?


#1

Dear All,

I am newbie for Ionic. Now i am still learning about ionic. One of thinks that make me confuse is Back End API for Ionic ? can you share with me what is the best / suitable Back End Api for Ionic ?

I have read about supporting JS (NodeJS, Monggo, Firebase, ExpressJS). thats all make me confuse.

Thanks for information.


#2

for mobile apps nodejs is in my opinion the best.
Because in apps you want that thousands of people can send many requests at the same time. And for those a non-blocking and async approach is the best. (you can reach this also in other script languages like perl with some frameworks).

I like nodejs because it is something like “lightweight” in comparison with monsters like java or c#.

To clearify:
NodeJS is server-side language based on chromes v8 JavaScript engine. So you can write backendcode in javascript
MongoDB is documentbased database system often used with NodeJS-Backends
ExpressJS is a framework for NodeJS to build APIs.

And Firebase is simple a BaaS (backend as a service) --> you do not need to host your backend or create source code to get an API and Database. There you have a GUI where you can create data-models and api endpoints.


#3

thanks bengtle. thats very helpfull…

I’ll try…


#4

can i use php :slight_smile: