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Parse Server

Elastrix | 1.0

Linux/Unix, Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Internet

Get a mobile backend up-and-running quick!

  • November 01, 2018
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What do you like best?
Really easy to get started
Offers a very nice dashboard to view saved data and good configuration options.
Support for adding 3rd party plugins (e.g. supporting login with different providers)
Easy to construct queries
Easy integration with mobile SDKs, you don't need to explicitly write networking code, you can just handle objects and functions.
Perfect for prototyping solutions and getting something working quickly.
What do you dislike?
From my research and what I've seen from other users, it does not scale that well to really large apps.
Javascript.
Can be tricky to maintain relationship across different classes, would require a lot of custom code in beforeSave/afterSave handlers.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Create a backend for mobile & web apps
Send push notifications
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Really easy to get something working quickly and overall very convenient.
It is actively developed but it seems to be more in maintenance mode compared to other competitors.
You will need to self host, but it is very easy to setup a local environment for testing.


    Sydney E.

Parse is good for a lot of things, but it does have it's limitations

  • September 20, 2018
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What do you like best?
It organizes our users in a very complete and conclusive way, allowing us to view our users through various lenses, that are helpful to me on the marketing side of things, to develop strategies and suggest improvements. As well as gain access to information about what might be occurring to users I communicate with about what they might be experiencing.
What do you dislike?
I dislike some of the ways that parse operates on the back end. For example, we use parse for email verification of our users. Parse sens them an email to verify, and they verify from there. However, this link has been broken in many instances since the new release of our app. It's a function we need in our app but are now searching elsewhere for because parse, in this case, is simply not as reliable as we need it to be.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Back to what I like best, it gives me a bird's eye view into what our users might be experiencing on the app, their activity, groups that they're joined in. If they're having any issues on our app interface, we have the ability to solve up this problem for them by placing them in a group they need to be in, completing a transaction, etc. It gives us so much control. When our app fails, we depend on using the Parse server to fix functions and experiences for people and provide them quick and easy customer service that keeps our customers around for the long haul.


    Internet

Review of Parse Server

  • October 11, 2017
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
The different API's that were provided with good documentation,
Good Authentication
What do you dislike?
1) No Oracle database or MySQL database
2) No Python SDK's/ API's
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
The project we were working on was to build a carpooling app. Parse was really easy to get started with, and most of the teams were using Parse


    Antonello P.

A real Parse experience

  • January 16, 2017
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
Parse Server is the OSS version of our loved "Parse.com" service. Great piece of software but without a real business model.

Now the OSS version maintains the same quality level but with the opportunity for hosting our data and services.
What do you dislike?
The GUI is not 100% complete but we are patient and faithful.
Some paid serviced offers a better mashup of various components (server, tasks, gui, notifications) and at this moment this is the major issue.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I develop mobile apps and a Backend As A Service (BAAS) like this is veri helpful. I tried many alternatives but parse,com was always the best product. Now with the OSS version I can host this software in my clients's servers without any problem.


    Javier M.

A great solution for a terrible problem

  • January 06, 2017
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What do you like best?
I like the fact the community rose and kept this service-turned-software alive and going, and it remains in active development after the debacle of the shutdown of the Parse services. It provides with a wonderful alternative for Backend use, simplifying a lot of complex tasks.
What do you dislike?
Setup can be a bit fidgety, and the server is fairly opinionated in its way of doing things, though of course that's part of what makes it a delight to use, if your tastes match the server's.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Turn-key-ish mobile backend, push notifications, authentication. With the parse server you can hit the ground running pretty much.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Parse server is great, however, because of it's troubled past, it might make sense to check the landscape for some other OSS project, and start from scratch there, unless the Parse Server matches your needs uniquely.


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