Alysson Melo

GDPR best practices in 7 steps

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR is effective since May 25, 2018. 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 10 Alternatives to Heroku

Top 10 Alternatives to Heroku
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Heroku is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) and one of the pioneers of cloud services. Before they came into the scene, developers were facing considerable challenges in building and configuring servers from scratch.

Other bottlenecks include shared hosting limitations and the complication of cloud technology and its deployment strategies. However, the Heroku platform introduced a technology that makes building, scaling, and deploying apps faster and easier than ever. That is why the company became a household name in the developer community.

Heroku is an innovative company that created novel standards for a commercially sustainable cloud service, such as Platform as a Service (PaaS). The company has accomplished a lot, helping many enterprise companies achieve their business objectives. 

However, I recently began to notice that developers were researching for Heroku alternatives.  So, I started wondering, “Why would developers want to jump ship to a Heroku alternative?”

In this article, you’ll learn why developers want alternatives and available options to Heroku. You’ll also see a comparison table that shows the pros and cons of each option and how they compete with Heroku. Here is a summary of the article:

  • Why look for an alternative to Heruku?
  • The best 10 Heroku alternatives
  • Comparison Table 
  • Conclusion

Want to know more? Keep reading. 


Looking for a reliable Parse Alternative? Here’s the choice of most Parse users

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Four years since Facebook open-source the Parse framework. The Parse developer community is even stronger now and new features are being released constantly. For example, a beta version of GraphQL APIs were made available in 2019 and the production mode is ready to use in 2020.  

There’s no denying the fact that finding an ideal replacement for Parse is probably tricky. While there are numerous options in the contemporary market, only a handful of them is trustworthy and reliable. Back4App is one such alternative that has been consistently attracting developers’ attention at an astounding rate.


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.


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

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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.


The secret of Parse and Facebook

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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 has proven to be an amazing framework to crate IoT applications. In 2020, with the addition of the GraphQL API protocol it provides an even better way to retrieve data.