October 30, 2022

Serverless API Backend for xBrowserSync on Azure

I have been using xBrowserSync for two years now with my own API Backend. In this post we will look at deploying the xBrowserSync API backedn using the serverless technologies on Microsoft Azure I used CosmosDB to persist the data, CosmosDB supports per item size of up to 2MB. Hence I set the size limit to 1.5MB and configured it to serverless mode as to pay only for the used read/write capacity units. Read more

December 21, 2020

Serverless API Backend for xBrowserSync

Ever since Xmarks Sync was shutdown by LogMeIn(LastPass), I was looking for a better cross browser & cross device bookmark synchronization service. While reviewing PrivacyTools I came across xBrowserSync which looked like a better alternative. I liked the way it has been implemented using SHA-256 hash, 250000 iterations and AES-GCM algorithm to generate the hash of the custom password provided. Additionally, xBrowserSync provides a way to configure your own API backend where you store your information. Read more

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