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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The number and range of developers and enterprises taking advantage of Back4App’s resources continue to increase. The highly competitive nature of the API development business compels them to seek out the fastest and most cost-effective API creation and storage solutions. They soon learn how Back4App’s offers them the flexibility, excellent value and advanced security other solutions cannot match.