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Pointer Permissions now in Open Source Parse Server

Pointer Permissions were launched last June as a powerful new way to secure your app without needing to change your code or database. For many extremely common patterns like messaging and profiles, Pointer Permissions are the easiest way to secure your app. Pointer Permissions are now also available in the latest versions of the open...

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...

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....

Ask Parse Anything - December Edition Is Here!

This month, developer advocates Eric and Fosco cover questions including using AWS with Parse, push notification support, the FbStart program, and much more! I have my own file server which stores a lot of big files like mp3, videos and also images. I want to store the URL for those files as a PFFile, not...

Introducing the Open Source Hub

Here at Parse, we believe in open source as a way of accelerating innovation, learning from our community, and collaborating on scalable solutions to hard challenges in mobile development. Over the past year we have been able to make tons of improvements to our developer experience with many contributions from our community — this is...

Submit Your Questions for Ask Parse Anything

We took a break last month to enjoy the holidays, but the team is back in action to take your thoughts and ideas for the December installment of the Ask Parse Anything series! Submit here until 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, December 10th, and visit us on Friday, December 18th to view our responses. We can’t...

Thread Safety Basics on iOS/OS X

Dealing with concurrency and reentrancy is one of the more difficult challenges any library will inevitably face as it grows. Here at Parse, we have put a large effort towards ensuring that anything you do with our SDKs is thread-safe, without letting performance suffer. In this article, we'll go over some of the basic concepts...

Submit Your Questions for Ask Parse Anything

Last month, we were joined by two special guests from our engineering team with a special edition of the Ask Parse Anything Series. Now, we’re taking your thoughts and ideas for the October installment! Submit here until 11:59 PM PDT on Friday, October 16th, and visit us on Monday, October 26th to view our responses....