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Serverless Architecture: AWS Lambda vs Parse Cloud Code

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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’


Parse Server: The Best Practices Guide

Parse Server: The Best Practices Guide

Introduction 

This guide aims to provide a set of good practices that will be helpful to beginners as well as expert developers who are starting to work with Back4App. If you are an experienced user of the platform, we recommend you to at least take a quick look at this tutorial, as it will surely help you find something informative that you didn’t know before.


Continuous Integration with Back4App

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Introduction

Continuous Integration (CI) is the practice of merging all developer working copies to a shared repository several times a day. Its primary objective is to prevent integration problems, ensure quality and eliminate rework. It is meant to be used in combination with automated unit tests and continuous delivery so as, to reduce the breaking of code and to ensure that the software is always in a state that can be deployed to users, thus making the deployment process much quicker.

To enable all these features, it is necessary to use a CI server. For this tutorial, we will be using Travis CI , which is a hosted, distributed continuous integration service used to build and test software projects hosted on GitHub. Travis can be used to automate all sorts of tasks such as building, testing, and deploying software, with continuous integration and facilitation of technical aspects of continuous delivery.


IoT Series: Raspberry Pi with Parse Server – Setup

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The Internet of Things is coming closer to our daily lives each day more. With the advent of affordable, connected and small electronics, such as Raspberry Pi or other microcontrollers, we have the feeling that we can remotely control the entire world around us.

However, there is a difference between playing once or twice with electronics and building a reliable application to be actually installed in your home or even sold as a product. One of the features an IoT application must have is a solid Internet backend, in order to handle a high volume of requests, ensure scalability or work even under realistic connectivity.


Scaling Parse Server

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It’s been a while since Parse closed down completely in Jan 2017. We take pride in the number of Parse.com users who have subsequently decided to put their trust in Back4App’s Parse Server Platform. We want to share with the community some of the lessons we’ve learned since this journey begun.


Command Line Interface to Parse Server

Command Line Interface to Parse Server

The powerful Command Line Tool you’ve been using on Parse.com is now available at Back4App. You can continue to interact with your Parse Server using the Terminal. The Back4App CLI(command line interface) can be used to perform various actions on your Parse App like to create a new app, develop and deploy cloud code, manage app releases, set the SDK version, etc.


Parse Live Query comes to Back4App

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The idea of ensuring that app development proceeds as quickly and efficiently as possible lies at the heart of back4app’s philosophy. Therefore, the recent addition of the Live Query feature to back4app makes app development on this platform an even more attractive option. Access to real-time information on database changes is particularly important to developers. Through activation of Parse Live Query, they can now receive these real-time notifications of relevant database changes.


More Good Reasons to Work with Back4app

More Good Reasons to Work with Back4app

Barely two months remain to the scheduled closure of Parse.com on 28th January 2017. If there are any developers or enterprises out there still pondering which alternative App development and Parse Server hosting solution to choose, final decision time is here. Recent major improvements in Back4app’s Parse Server platform ensure that it continues to provide the most efficient and economical alternative to Parse.com. New clients soon recognise that Back4app is much more than an acceptable substitute but in many respects, it offers them far superior service levels than the competition. When you consider factors such as App migration, performance, reliability, customer support, flexible user plans and the availability of many other valuable features Back4app becomes the professional app developer’s preferred platform choice.