The Pros and Cons of Parse

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The Pros and Cons of Parse

The MBaaS service for everyone, Parse is for developers who value the user experience, custom or SSL-enabled domains, security, simplicity, a built in Facebook and Twitter Oauth, the CLI tool, a cloud database, push notifications, quick and accurate analytics tracking, and a customized backend.

There are many advantages to using Parse (and relatively few disadvantages):

The Pros:

1. Simplicity. Users agree with Parse’s claim that it is intuitively simple to use. Queries are easy, and so is generating data cache.

2. Automation. Image cache is performed automatically. Automatic email verifications and password resets are also built in.

3. Speed. Basic functions are available instantly. Development moves fast because the Parse class for showing data in a table, PFQuery / TableViewController, is as quick as they come.

4. Freebies. You can do a lot with the options in Parse’s free tier! Push notifications to one million devices per month costs a whopping zero amount of money! 30 requests per second (which equals 1800 a minute), whether that request to the app store sends or receives data, is also free.

5. Multiplatform. Parse has SDKs for almost every platform. It can handle mobile apps, desktop apps and just about any and all Internet of Things technology.

The Cons:

1. Tricky Relationships. Users agree that the relationship between classes / tables are sometimes too complicated, or are difficult to maintain.

2. Service Limitations. At this time Parse does not support services like streaming. Parse users worldwide include Facebook (which now owns Parse), Oculus, AMC, Samsung, EBay, Cisco, MTV, Orbitz, Showtime, Gucci, and the White House.

CodigoDelSur is also a proud and experienced user of Parse! If you need help developing your own app, CodigoDelSur is happy to take advantage of Parse’s

simplicity, automation and speed to make your JavaScript, iOS or Android product the best it can be!

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