Posts by Edward Jiang

Building a Serverless Application with Stormpath Authentication

Serverless architectures are an easy new way to build scalable backend applications, without the hassle or cost of operating your own servers. With the proliferation of hosted cloud services, whether for compute, file storage, or databases, developers can link essential services together without the need to build a traditional REST API for their mobile and …

Introducing the Client API—Simplified Authentication for Mobile and Frontend Developers

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Stormpath Client API, a brand new set of tools for frontend and mobile developers using Stormpath. As the ways in which developers build applications have evolved, we’ve worked hard to evolve with them. The Client API complements the backend focused Stormpath REST API, allowing frontend and …

Unify Your Social Accounts in Stormpath with Account Linking

Adding social login to your website makes your users’ first visit streamlined and easy, but what about their second visit? Often times, users forget which method they used to log in, and in confusion, accidentally create a second account. This is why we’re excited to announce the launch of our account linking feature in Stormpath! …

Announcing: Multi-Factor Authentication in Stormpath!

Today, we’re announcing an exciting new addition to Stormpath: multi-factor authentication. We’ve heard time and time again from customers about the demand for this feature, and are proud to have built one of the best solutions for MFA. With many ways for users to accidentally expose their passwords, whether in a breach or against phishing …

Tutorial: Build Your First Swift Web App with Vapor

If you love using Swift to build your iOS apps, but another language for your backend, you’ll be super excited to hear about Vapor. Vapor is a web framework written in Swift that you can use to build a website or API. While still in beta, it’s already garnered a huge amount of interest: over …

Swift on the Server – Where Are We Today?

I’m a full-stack developer, so I build my iOS applications in Swift and backends in Node.js. But, does it have to be that way? I started using Swift two years ago, right after Apple announced it at WWDC in 2014. Like me, many developers jumped at the opportunity to build iOS and macOS apps in …

Want to Save Data in HyperDev? Here’s How

This week, Joel Sposky announced HyperDev, a playground for building and launching web apps quickly. As I spend much of my time building test apps with Stormpath, I thought I’d try it out. Trying out HyperDev, I was super impressed! Their starter project was really easy to use, and on every keystroke, HyperDev automatically redeployed …

Tutorial: Build a REST API for Your Mobile Apps using Node.js

Behind every great mobile app is a great backend, but building a REST API for your app can be a bit daunting if you haven’t done so before. Fear not! This tutorial will show you how to build your first REST API using Node.js, and connect it to an iOS or Android app! As a mobile …

Tutorial: Build an iOS App in Swift that uses a REST API and Stormpath

When building mobile apps, authentication is usually the last thing you and your team want to think about. With so many problems to be working on, why spend hours or even days working with your team to implement your authentication system, of all things? Unfortunately (and embarrassingly, as many of us mobile developers know), teams …

Hello, Stormpath!

Hi! I’m Edward, and it’s with great pleasure that I’d like to announce that I’m joining the Stormpath team as a Developer Evangelist for iOS! I’ve always been excited by technology and its potential to change the world. I spent my summers reading about the exponential growth of computing power, how it opened up entirely …