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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!

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...

Hosting Your Own Parse on AWS and Heroku

Last week, we released Parse Server, the open source version of the Parse backend. Since then, the repository has already received over 4,000 stars, 700 forks, and dozens of pull requests. We are working hard to make it the best open source app framework. Developers with an existing Parse app should migrate their apps to...

Introducing Parse Server and the Database Migration Tool

Today, we are releasing two tools to help you transition your app from Parse to another service. With the announcement that Parse's hosted service will be retired on January 28, 2017, we want to help share resources to make your migration as straightforward as possible. Parse Server, An Open-Source Parse API Server The open source...

Moving On

We have a difficult announcement to make. Beginning today we're winding down the Parse service, and Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. We're proud that we've been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere. We...

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...