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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Read More
With Parse.com is due to close in a couple of days (28th January 2017) we’re very excited to announce an important new feature: Fast Migration.
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.