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Speaker - Modern Frontends Live! London 2022 - Matteo Collina

Matteo is the Co-Founder and CTO of He is also a prolific Open Source author in the JavaScript ecosystem and modules he maintain are downloaded more than 12 billion times a year. Previously he was Chief Software Architect at NearForm, the best professional services company in the JavaScript ecosystem. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Application Platforms for the Internet of Things". Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee focusing on streams, diagnostics and http. He is also the author of the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework. Matteo is an renowed international speaker after more than 60 conferences, including OpenJS World, Node.js Interactive,, NodeSummit, JSConf.Asia, WebRebels, and JsDay just to name a few. He is also co-author of the book "Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition" edited by Packt. In the summer he loves sailing the Sirocco.


Matteo's Talk

The rise of Backendless

You want to build a new application, and you need to store data in the cloud. What technologies would you pick? Where would you deploy this API? Make vs. Buy?

Initially, you need a database exposed via a web-accessible API with users and authentication support. Thanks to the new fantastic breed of "cloud databases," we can now build APIs at the speed of light.

After a few months of intense development, what gave you joy has become tech debt: your database schema is the "center" for all your API, and adding things is complex and problematic. Should it be?


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