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Introducing the Parse Server Dashboard

The beautiful React-powered Parse dashboard is now available to self-host and administer your Parse Server apps!

Parse Server Video Series - April 2016

We're really excited about the community which is forming around Parse Server and Parse Dashboard. In just 80 days since we launched Parse Server, more than 60 contributors from all over the world have already taken part. Parse Server is one of the most active open-source projects at Facebook, and growing incredibly quickly. This month...

Push and Config come to the Parse Dashboard

The ability to send push notifications from the Parse Dashboard has been requested by many of you. Powerful targeting, content building and rich options for sending pushes to your users is one of the pillars of Parse, and the ease of use of Parse Push is one of the things that makes Parse great. Now,...

Parse Server Goes Realtime with Live Queries

One of the key concepts behind Parse is the Query, which lets you tell the server which objects you need. The Query is based on a "pull" model. Every time you want to get new data, you run another query. For some applications, like realtime games or messaging systems, it's more convenient if you can...

Open Source Spotlight: Florent Vilmart

Here at Parse, we are big fans of open source software and the communities which form to build things together. Parse Server, released just 47 days ago, has already seen 50 contributors join the team. It's incredibly exciting to see this project moving so quickly, with new features being added along with many improvements and...

Migrating Your Parse App to MongoRocks

There are a lot of options out there for hosting your Parse MongoDB database. In our migration guide we recommend that customers without database administration experience choose one of the hosted MongoDB providers such as mLab or ObjectRocket. For those customers interested in running their own MongoDB infrastructure, we recommend running MongoDB with the RocksDB storage engine....

Introducing the Parse Server Dashboard

With the winding down of the Parse hosted service and the transition to the Open Source Parse Server, many of you have been asking how you will manage your app when it’s running on your own system. Today we are answering that question with Parse Dashboard. You can start using it today to manage the...

What is Parse Server?

In this post, I will attempt to convince you that Parse Server is worthy of your time and interest, even if you've never heard of Parse before. I will also make the case that Parse Server is and can be objectively better than the hosted Parse service. I hope that by the end of it,...

Parse Migration Guides, Discounts, and Events

Since announcing the sunsetting of the hosted Parse backend and open sourcing Parse Server our community has been extremely active. Listed below are a guides, discounts, and events to help you migrate your app. We highly suggest migrating your database by 4/28/2016. Also, be sure to star the Parse Server Github repo to receive updates when we release...

Hosting Files on Parse Server

Parse Server, the open source Parse backend, initially shipped with a GridStore adapter as the only option to store your files. This uses your MongoDB database to save file content and is a great way to get you started quickly with minimal effort and dependencies. However, for heavy production usage, it's advisable to use a...

Parse Server Push Notifications

Parse Server, the open source Parse backend, now supports sending iOS and Android push notifications. We've been listening closely to your feedback, and push was definitely one of the most requested features. After setup, you'll be able to send transactional push notifications based on the properties in the Installation class, just like with the Parse.com...