Building a Real-Time Backend for your app changes how you build your apps.
I don't just mean iOS or Android apps, I'm also talking about websites as well.
What does a real-time backend mean?
To answer this question, let's talk about when websites first came out. They were generally described as pamphlet types of websites that sometimes had catalogs attached to them, then with the advent of languages like PHP, Ruby, Perl and other early CGI forerunners, we started making our web sites more interactive.
They started doing things both client and server side. Building things for the web had become a lot more powerful but also more complex, as you started to need to add servers, and databases.
The web has come a long way since then, but not a lot has changed until recently.
Recently, the real-time web came along...
you can click the link to read the rest of this article, I wrote it for The Future Insights blog, as an intro to real-time web development as a lead up to the talk I'm doing there next month.