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What’s new in Back4App?

What’s new in Back4App?

Our mission at Back4App is to help developers create better code and apps faster, which is why we have been evolving our BaaS platform, introducing intuitive features, and improving our existing capabilities.

Now, we are pleased to announce that Back4App has rolled out a raft of robust and advanced features for the app developers. The new changes and improvements include the latest version of Parse: the Parse Server 3.1.1, a new code assistant to perform CRUD operations in the Back4App cloud database, improved push notification mechanism, query caching option, and the new Analytics toolset.


Using Cloud Code functions as an AWS Lambda alternative

Using Cloud Code functions as an AWS Lambda alternative

With no shortage of application frameworks and cloud services, deciding how to launch your app involves many factors. Speed, price, and community support all play an essential role. Two increasingly important points you should consider are ease of development and deployment. In this article, I look at two solutions- Back4App Cloud Code functions, and AWS’s Lambda cloud service- and how they fare for these cases.


Track any event in your app with Parse Analytics

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We are pleased to announce that Back4App has recently launched a new advanced, innovative feature for its customers, and that is the ‘Parse Analytics Tool.’ The end goal of rolling out this ready-to-use feature is to gather and analyze accurate, relevant event data to better understand your users as well as track data-driven reports to monitor the health and performance of your app in real-time. This tool helps you to improve your app to achieves better performance and successfully meets your business’s pre-defined goals like conversion and engagement rate.


Announcing new features on security and web-hosting

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We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a raft of advanced and robust features for our Back4App users. The motive behind implementing these features is to get our customers more productive and secure. These facets are simple yet pretty effectual, and you can customize them without any difficulty. So let’s check them out!


GDPR best practices in 7 steps

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, is completing its first month as an enforced law. A lot has been done to make IT companies compliant with GDPR, however, it is just the beginning. Although it applies only to European citizens GDPR rules imposed a new reality in the world and all the efforts made to achieve compliance to this regulation can be lost if organizational practices and infrastructure are not maintained.


GDPR FAQ for App developers

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 On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has been in the pipeline for a couple of years now goes into effect across European Union EU and European Economic Areas EEA. This has replaced the old privacy laws of 1995. It is a much tougher regime now, not least because companies must adhere to a new framework that creates consistent and reliable data protection rules across the EU and EEA. All businesses that process the personal data of individuals in the EU and EEA must comply with the GDPR or risk strict penalties and fines. The regulators will be able to impose hefty fines on organizations that misuse customers/citizens personal information.


How to start a SaaS business

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A SaaS company delivers value to its customers through its platform.  When a founder decides to start a startup he’s well aware of the fact that he’ll need to invest time in two big activities: talking to prospects and building consumer-focused products. That’s the path to reach the product-market-fit. For SaaS startups, the second task frequently is where they(and all his team) will need to invest more time and effort. On the other hand, software vendors who are already selling applications on-premises and wishing to move to a SaaS/recurring revenue model will need to invest a lot in platform development.


Top 5 Alternatives to Heroku

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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.


What is function as a service?

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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.