The RdbHost Front-end Build System

Many of you (probably most) use a front-end build system in web development.

Build Systems

These build systems usually include a built-in localhost server, with a hot-reload system for interactive development and testing.

A build system would generally also include the ability to 'compile' various other source formats for CSS

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The rdbhost_bootstrapper.js file, what is it for?

Each boilerplate bundle, for the modern JavaScript library, on RdbHost contains two JavaScript files, an app.js file and an rdbhost_bootstrapper.js file.

This post is a discussion of the latter.

Included here is the full text, a few lines at a time, with discussion:

 (function(undefined) {
  function hasPromises(
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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

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RdbHost on CodePen

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.

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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

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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

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