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GDPR best practices in 7 steps

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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.


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. 


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.  


Serverless Architecture: AWS Lambda vs Parse Cloud Code

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Come on, let’s get ready to RUMBLE!

Introducing first, the challenger, fighting out of the blue corner: It came with its open source stack and huge open source community. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome ‘Parse Cloud Code’

And now introducing the Titleholder, fighting out of the red corner, it came with its bunch of resources and features. Presenting the reigning, defending Serverless champion of the world: ‘AWS Lambda’


Parse Server: The Best Practices Guide

Parse Server: The Best Practices Guide

Introduction 

This guide aims to provide a set of good practices that will be helpful to beginners as well as expert developers who are starting to work with Back4App. If you are an experienced user of the platform, we recommend you to at least take a quick look at this tutorial, as it will surely help you find something informative that you didn’t know before.