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Top 5 Alternatives to Heroku


Heroku is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) and is one of the pioneers of the cloud service providers, before they came into the scene there was a huge challenge building and configuring servers from the scratch, not to talk of the drawback from shared hosting and the various complexities that comes with cloud hosting and deployment strategies. It brought a system that made app building, scaling and deployment so easy that it doesn’t take much time before they became a household name in the developer community.

FaaS is a Serverless piece


The general concept in the developer community is that serverless technology is basically all about Function as a service (FaaS). In fact, most developers think another name for serverless is FaaS — a process that allows developers deliver workloads without provisioning and managing facilities like servers and other infrastructures.

Firebase Alternatives – Top 10 Competitors


It’s no secret that every developer wants to develop great apps, and if you’re one of them, we are here to help you discover some of the best alternatives to Firebase to help take your mobile app a notch higher.

Parse Server and Android : A perfect solution for your app Backend



Do you own a business or have an awesome product to put on display? If yes, are you already on the web and the Play Store? In this era of digitization, with businesses going online and the number of mobile devices increasing exponentially, it’s imperative for every product and company to reach out to its customers’ mobile.

A Serverless Database Platform


The benefits of parse server as a serverless database cannot be overemphasized when we take cost-effectiveness into consideration. Many of us never really know what it means or takes to migrate our apps from one Parse Server hosting provider or BaaS provider to another. We never really know the process of building or maintaining servers for our own apps or choosing the best backend service providers for our applications.  The usual story of “you need to focus on your application development; we’ll take care of the rest for you” this is still a reality with parse server as a serverless database platform. Most of us can now look ahead to the future for the best way to keep our apps running without the challenges of infrastructure maintenance and any possible future migration.

The secret of Parse and Facebook



Over the last few years, open source has become the “default” way of building software. Currently, the world of open source is witnessing a plethora of innovations at a considerably high pace. Many of today’s business models are built around free, open source technology. As a result, enterprises are adequately providing support on various open source components and are increasingly shifting their workloads towards open data architecture.

Android App for Raspberry Pi

In our previous tutorials on IoT, we covered how to setup a Raspberry Pi and how to connect it to Parse Server using Back4App API to save objects to the server and to perform Queries and Live Queries.

Now we cover how to reproduce everything done on the Raspberry side to the App side. In this tutorial, we describe an Android App to interact with the IoT device configured earlier. From the Parse Server side, the App does the same tasks as the Raspberry: writes objects and performs Queries and Live Queries. Please note these functionalities may be useful even if you do not plan to develop an IoT application!

Parse hosting in any cloud environment using Back4App


It’s no secret to anyone that Back4App is making substantial changes in the BaaS market with its new approach: BaaS revolution. We are here to proclaim that now you can bring your Parse Server self-hosting App to Back4App, without any complications. But why should you do that? Here are a few good reasons to consider taking that move seriously.

Serverless Architecture: AWS Lambda vs Parse Cloud Code



Come on, let’s get ready to RUMBLE!

Introducing first, the challenger, fighting out of the blue corner: It came with its open source stack and huge open source community. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome ‘Parse Cloud Code’

And now introducing the Titleholder, fighting out of the red corner, it came with its bunch of resources and features. Presenting the reigning, defending Serverless champion of the world: ‘AWS Lambda’