RdbHost Course

The RdbHost platform is fairly straightforward to understand. Credentials submitted through the browser, and white-listing of safe queries are core features.

However, to help folks learn how it works, we now offer a course, free.

The course is five lessons, each can be read and understood in well under a

Posted on

RdbHost on CodePen


Codepen bills itself as 'A front end web development playground', providing an online IDE to experiment in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Pair Codepen with RdbHost, and you can do full stack development! You can load the RdbHost module into your CodePen 'pen', and do database queries from your pen.

Posted on

Implementing User Logins in an RdbHost app.

The rdb2-authenticate.js module provides methods to log users in to your app, using either the traditional userid/password combo, or third-party logins such as Login-by-Twitter.

You add logins by including the module in your app, and then calling the relevant modules. The necessary server side changes are done for

Posted on

Emailing from an RdbHost Account

Emailing is not, strictly speaking, a critical website activity, but it is quite common, and web application builders need a straightforward way to safely send email from web applications.

Email is sometimes subject to abuse by spammers, and a feature to send email should be able to control key aspects

Posted on


The RdbHost service, and website, is a few years old and has been redesigned a couple times. As of last week, the current design was done in about 2011 and the color scheme changed in 2013.

Well, over the last few months, I've been working with a designer to revise

Posted on

Server-side Bundling and Minification

Some of us continue to do front-end dev without a front-end build system. And even if you are comfortable with your front-end build system, it can be burdensome to do all that for a small project.

Without a front-end build system, tasks like bundling and minifying CSS and JavaScript files

Posted on