Now in 2020, more than 4 years have passed since Facebook decided to release the open-source version of Parse. During this time many new features were released and the community of supporters is larger than ever. 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.
Scaling Parse has been an issue for several Parse users and we will unlock the secrets of how to scale Parse.
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.
There are less than 60 days left for Parse complete shut down and thousands of apps haven’t yet concluded the migration process. There is nothing new on this information, but what most of people don´t know is that Parse Server is different from Parse and the migration process will not be straightforward. There are several features still now available on Parse Server and the users will need to find a workaround to fully benefit from Parse Server.
Parse Server Missing Features
If you are about to migrate from Parse to Parse Server here is the list of Parse Server missing features. Parse Open Source is NOT a copy of Parse! There are major variations between both platforms.
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 .
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 the Parse Server.
- How to create a Parse application.
- What will happen after Parse shut down?
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 and will let you create amazing mobile apps, expose REST APIs, and GraphQL APIs. Written in Node.js, Parse Server can serve the Parse API from any Node-enabled infrastructure.
Options and Considerations to move forward after the shuttering of Parse.com
“Focus on your apps and we’ll take care of the rest.” This is the phrase that came to mind when I and many others thought about Parse.com. However, our world was rocked when we heard the news that the site was going dark on January 28th, 2007.
API developers are in a lively dispute over the respective advantages and limitations of the Firebase and Parse Backend as a Service (BaaS) platforms. Now Facebook’s decision to make Parse code open source adds more fuel to these fires of developer debate. Does this status change disarm the arguments of Parse proponents and push the balance in favor of Firebase, or perhaps it works in the opposite direction?
The Backend as a Service (BaaS) market has mushroomed over the past five years. App developers find that using BaaS services frees them to focus on the more inspiring aspects of their profession. They have therefore rushed to entrust BaaS service providers with those less glamorous but nevertheless all so vital development tasks. For example, BaaS offers a highly effective way of handling server coding, database hosting, backup and other tasks that create and maintain the supporting environment app development requires. “Backend” is a most appropriate choice of word since these activities provide the framework within which the more exciting app development tasks are implemented. When these activities are managed by a third party the developer has much more time to devote to the innovations that make new apps so appealing.