Scaling Parse Server

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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. 


Command Line Interface to Parse Server

Command Line Interface to Parse Server

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.


Parse Server Features

Parse Server Features

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.


Parse Live Query comes to Back4App

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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.


More Good Reasons to Work with Back4app

More Good Reasons to Work with Back4app

Barely two months remain to the scheduled closure of Parse.com on 28th January 2017. If there are any developers or enterprises out there still pondering which alternative App development and Parse Server hosting solution to choose, final decision time is here. Recent major improvements in Back4app’s Parse Server platform ensure that it continues to provide the most efficient and economical alternative to Parse.com. New clients soon recognise that Back4app is much more than an acceptable substitute but in many respects, it offers them far superior service levels than the competition. When you consider factors such as App migration, performance, reliability, customer support, flexible user plans and the availability of many other valuable features Back4app becomes the professional app developer’s preferred platform choice.


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 and Facebook – A dossier about the BaaS market

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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 the Parse Server.
  • How to create a Parse application.
  • What will happen after Parse shut down?


Enrich Your Back4app User Experience

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Parse Server technology continues to prove its value to app developers. It’s open-source cloud-based platform, support for local database development and testing, and its powerful backup and restore capabilities are just a few of the factors that underpin its rising popularity. The point has been reached where Parse Server now offers developers data storage possibilities, smooth integration with social media, and push notification capabilities far superior to those available on competing platforms.