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Android App: Using Travis with Parse Server

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Introduction

Travis CI 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.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to build your own Back4App professional app aided by the Travis CI software. We will create a sample Android app using GitHub as the Git repository to test the continuous build feature of Travis. Even though we will focus on an Android app, you will be aided whenever there is a specific step just for Android, in a way that this tutorial will make possible to use Travis for other platforms.


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.


Parse.com vs Parse Server

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Thanks to the forthcoming shutdown of the Parse server in January 2017 many developers wonder how they will keep their applications online from now on. This article focuses on the solution provided by Parse: the Parse-Server project. This is an open-source version of the Parse code, but with a few key differences.

To protect their data It’s extremely important for developers to migrate their apps to others solutions, such as Back4App .


Parse Server Dossier – All you need to know about Parse shutdown.

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This article will provide a comprehensive report explaining what is Parse Server, the history behind it, the most important contributors for the Parse Server community and the best alternatives for the Parse shut down. Reading this article, you will know:

  • What is Parse Server? Pros and Cons of using it.
  • The real reason behind Parse shut down.
  • Parse download – Where to perform it?
  • The best Parse alternatives and how to move off Parse. 
  • Parse migration options.
  • How to deploy and use Parse Server.
  • Parse Dashboard.
  • The cost to host Parse Server.
  • How to create a Parse application.
  • What will happen after Parse shut down?


Parse Server: a New Open Source Baas Framework

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If you still haven’t settled on an alternative to Parse, the premier cross-platform BaaS that will be shutting down as of January 28, 2017, you’re not alone. Fortunately, Parse has open sourced the code as Parse Server. Written in Node.js, Parse Server can serve the Parse API from any Node-enabled infrastructure.


Firebase and Parse Platform Choice Dilemma

 

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O que é um Backend as a Service?

 

BaaS – Tudo que você precisa saber!

O presente artigo irá detalhar as vantagens e desvantagens de se utilizar um backend as a service no desenvolvimento de aplicações web ou mobile. 

Um BaaS pode ser visto como uma ponte conectando o backend e o frontend de uma aplicação. Os BaaS auxiliam os desenvolvedores a acelerar a criação de aplicações web e mobile e simplificam a criação de APIs. Em vez de codificar o backend inteiro, o desenvolvedor usa o BaaS para criar as APIs e conectá-las às aplicações.