How to consume a REST-API in Android with Retrofit

android_rest_client_apiplugIn this tutorial we are going to explain building an Android application using Retrofit 2.0 REST Client to consume a REST-API generated by API Plug. You could download full source code of this Android application project at the end of the post.

To start this tutorial first you need a RESTful API. If you don’t have yet, you could automatically generate from APIPlug.

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How to Create REST API with PHP in 5 Minutes

apiplug_php_laravelIn this tutorial we are going to explain how to create a RESTful API with PHP Laravel framework which is connected to a MySQL or MongoDB in 5 minutes. After this tutorial you will be able to generate and download full source code of your own API also if you like you could deploy to your cloud server with a few clicks too.

You don’t have to write single line of code for this tutorial, you will be auto-generating and downloading all necessary backend source code with API Plug‘s web interface.

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How to Create a REST API with Node.JS in 5 Minutes

NodeJSIn this tutorial we are going to explain how to create a RESTful API with Node.JS/Express framework which is connected to a MySQL or MongoDB in 5 minutes. After this tutorial you will be able to generate and download full source code of your own API also if you like you could deploy to your cloud server with a few clicks too.

You don’t have to write single line of code for this tutorial, you will be auto-generating and downloading all necessary backend source code with API Plug‘s web interface.

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Moving out from Parse to your own backend stack

parsetoapiplugParse was one the biggest and successful mBaaS solutions on the market. They bid us farewell last month, and  they decided to shutdown Parse service on January 28, 2017. As you can see on social media, developers using Parse for their mobile backend trying to find alternatives of that service.

There are two main options in this case:

  1. Moving to another hosted mBaaS solution
  2. Moving to your own Backend Stack

Moving to another hosted solution looks easiest way for most of the developers. There are plenty of these BaaS providers on the market and new ones are launching after Parse shutdown. No one knows that one day same thing could happen to these providers too.

As a team we always believed in ownership of critical components. With emergence of affordable platforms like DigitalOcean, Heroku, Azure and Amazon AWS, there is no reason to hold back from hosting and owning your own Data & API stack.

 

Options for moving to your own stack?

There are 3 options to own your own stack:

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Simpler UI, New Deployment Options, API Testing and Monthly Payments

Hey All,

AnnounceIt’s been an exciting 10 days after our launch on Product Hunt. Thank you all for providing us with feedbacks and feature requests. We listened and rolled out first 4 updates: Simple UI mode, deployment to private servers, API testing and monthly payment options.

 

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