Parse has been very useful for developers. It has always made the task of the developers quite easy. Either it is IOS, Android or any other platform; you will find that you just need to add the Application ID and Master Key and then you can use many cool features that Parse provides. For iOS you can make use of Parse for iOS and for Android, Parse for Android. However, Parse is no more for use; they are now the property of Facebook and the use is restricted for developers.
However, Parse team has left for developer the open source Parse server with SDK that you can make use of just like the Java SDK. Isn’t that cool! However, you need to migrate from Parse to open source Parseserver and for that you need parse migration.
Make best use of our Parse migration service and install the Parse apps on Heroku or AWS according to your liking and keep using the Parse apps for life long.
Its fun even now and Parse will still keep you smiling. Leave migration worries on us and keep using Parse as you used to use before.
Parse has been a great help for App developers. However, since Parse was acquired by Facebook, it was known that Parse services will be shut down soon. However, Parse team has not left completely. Parse services will be available as the Parse SDK. You can use Parse SDK just like you are using Java SDK.
However, as an Android app developer or as an IOS App Developer, you will definitely be looking to find the third party service for Parse App Migration.
Parse Migration Services for $500 flat rate.
We move your backend to Amazon AWS and/or Heroku using MongoDB. Less than 6 lines of code in your iOS and Android project. Benefits include
We are going to launch the Parse app migration services soon!
Stay tuned and do visit our site regularly!
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A Research Paper on How to Migrate From Parse to Heroku
Its not only Heroku, though Heroku was the first server on which Parse server could be mounted. TBL Tech Nerds was among the first few companies to post the details related to above process . However, Heroku is not just the single server on which you can mount the Parse Server. You have now the multiple options. You have the AWS, Digital Ocean, NodeChef, Appcelerator Now, Google App Engine, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Urban Airship, Docker Image, IBM Bluemix, Kontena, and Pivotal Web Service, CleverTap, PushWoosh, OneSignal, Adminca, Back2App and many others that have become quite popular these days. IBM Bluemix, AWS and heroku are definitely the three best options available at present. In our research we also found that we can also deploy Parse server to Heroku with one heroku button. For Database, however, the best option for us is definitely Mongodb and the hosting service provider for this is definitely MongoLab.com. However, by the time we finished our research work, MongoLab.com was renamed as mlab.com. Hence, now we have mlab.com and not Mongolab.com. It’s hard to understand why Parse team choosed Mongdb, however, through our research work you will find thatMongodb is the best database management system as it’s the document based database. It’s simple and fastest. Through our research work we came to one conclusion that the best server option is definitely Heroku and AWS. For Database, the best option is definitely MongodB though addon. The Other option is mlab.com. We were quite happy in concluding the research. Our method seems to be most effective/ since, it’s done through Command line.
The easiest and the simplest
Undoubtedly, the easiest is to do through Command line. However, make sure that you keep in mind the Git and push pull requirements. Committing can create a big problem for you if not done properly and hence, we tried to find the simplest problem and assumed all the developers in the team follow it strictly while committing. Our method is straightforward.
Step 1: Add the file to be committed
Step 2: commit the changes
Step 3: Push the changes finally to the master
We found that different developers work on different branches and each branch need to be hence merged with the master before committing. We left this part for further discussion though mentioning the process is not more than 2 lines of code.
Step 1: git merge branch name
Step 2: git Checkout branch name
Step 3: Check out is nothing else but fast forward commit and saving all the changes in the repository.
We found all the changes that need to be added during the process.
Some of the major additions required are:
Mongodb database connection string addition
However, we found that Application ID and other keys are being generated automatically and you can get all of them through your Parse account. We placed all these keys in index.js and found that the app is running fine.
Server URL can be got from the Heroku account by clicking on the three dots and then finally selecting Open the app. We made an error on first attempt as we didn’t added /parse in front of the server url and the site didn’t ran. We then made the final changes in the index.js file and ran the app again on the server. We were quite happy as the app finally ran on the heroku server.
Same process needs to be repeated for all platforms and the task will be completed.
Parse migration is really a fun.
Parse Database Migration End Date Approaching
Parse database migration end data is now approaching. However, Parse developers should not worry for that. It is a simple one step process. And hence you need not worry at all. What is the best option? You definitely need to know this. When you create a Heroku app through Parse migration process, the Mongodb free addon account gets added to it automatically. However, this is not what you can only have. You can add a third party Mlab account as well. That is definitely possible as well. What you should do for that? This is the question which you are more likely to have in your mind right now. Well, you can do this through Heroku cli or you can do through heroku dashboard as well. However, you need to make sure that you update the index.js file as well. Once you do this, you will find your new database working in right manner.
You must have worked a lot on database and used connection string again and again. Hence, you have already in mind that migrating database is not an issue. However, managing the database is definitely going to be a big issue. However, we now have the parse dashboard with you. This works fine in same way as the old parse dashboard. Hence, It does look like that Parse team is focused on making the Parse SDK an open source SDK and soon it looks likely that all parse developers will be able to monitor the parse backend services on their own. Analytics can be monitored soon as well. And I am sure parse developers are mostly worried about the backend services and the Analytics.
All are going to be possible now and you can create your own parse environment through a series of lines of codes.
For adding third party database, add through the Heroku Dashboard. You need to do nothing else. Just go to the settings and click on reveal config variables. You will be able to see all config variables.
Now add the key DATABASE_URI and its value which is the database connection string. Once, you are done with this, you need nothing else. However, do not forget to update the index.js. I hope you know how to update the index.js file on your local machine and commit. It is a one step process and you need nothing else. Just open the index.js file and edit all the keys and url and then add commit and push. I hope you know the whole process by now.
Also, you need to go through one further step. Open the parse dashboard and then finally go to General and finally click on the pink button “Migrate to External Database”. Once, you finalize from here you are done with Database migration.
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