parse raises $11.4M to help developers observe and debug their apps

As companies continue to expand the number of cloud-based tools and apps that are used to run their businesses, DevOps continues to grow as a field of IT to help developers meet those demands. In one

Facebook poisons the acquisition well

Who should you sell your startup to? Facebook and the founders of its former acquisitions are making a strong case against getting bought by Mark Zuckerberg and Co. After a half-decade of being seen

Facebook’s Parse developer platform is shutting down today

One year ago Facebook made the surprising announcement that it was shuttering Parse, the development platform that it purchased in 2013. While the company said they would keep the service online for a

Batch Now Integrates With Firebase To Create A Parse Alternative

Following Facebook's shutdown of Parse, many mobile app developers are looking for alternatives. Google's Firebase is among the most popular ones. It's a solid back-end-as-a-service that can store and

Facebook Shutters Its Parse Developer Platform

Here's a surprise: Facebook is closing its Parse developer platform. After acquiring the service, which at the time mostly focused on mobile developers, for a reported $85 million in 2013, Facebook tu

Parse Launches SDK Support For Apple’s WatchOS 2 And tvOS

It's been pretty quiet around Facebook's Parse developer platform this year. The team launched its Internet of Things service in March and open-sourced its SDKs in August, but otherwise, we haven't he

Facebook’s Parse Open-Sources All Of Its SDKs

Parse, the backend platform for apps Facebook acquired back in 2013, today announced that it will open source all of its software development kits (SDKs). The Parse SDKs for iOS, Android and OS X are

Facebook’s Parse Launches New IoT Service, Debugging Tool And More

Parse, the platform-as-a-service company Facebook acquired in 2013, today revealed a couple of new features at Facebook's F8 developer conference in San Francisco: Parse for IoT, Enhanced Sessions to

Facebook F8 App Confirms Messenger As A Platform, Parse For IoT

A notification just sent out by the official app for Facebook’s F8 conference later today reads “The Garage and Demo areas are now open! Just revealed: Parse for IoT, Messenger as a Platfo

Parse Rolls Out A/B Testing For Push Notifications

Facebook subsidiary Parse is rolling out Parse Push Experiments, a new feature aimed at marketers and developers whose apps use the Parse SDKs that lets them A/B test different messages and times for

Everything Facebook Launched At f8 And Why

This year's f8 didn't see comedian Andy Sandberg bumbling around on stage parodying Mark Zuckerberg. And that was smart, because Facebook is no joke to the millions of developers that earn their livel

Facebook Updates Parse With Lower Prices, Improved Analytics, Offline Capabilities

At Facebook’s F8 developer conference today, Parse CEO and co-founder Ilya Sukhar announced that the company is significantly lowering its prices for developers. Until now, Parse offered differe

Parse Fleshes Out Mobile Backend Service With Analytics, Background Jobs, And Web Parity

Today at Parse's first Developer Day conference, Parse announced five new features: background jobs for running JavaScript tasks, a big partnership with game engine Unity, better ways to manage images

2 Years With No f8, But Facebook Acquisition Parse Plans Its Own Dev Conference Sept 5th

Facebook's last big f8 conference was September 2011. It wants to get closer to developers, though, so its recently acquired mobile app backend-as-a-service Parse will hold Parse Developer Day on Sept

Google App Engine Adds Kinvey To Power Mobile Backend

Google is broadening its reach into the mobile app development world today through a <a target="_blank" href="

With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads

After being <a href="">acquired by Facebook</a>, the mobile back-end service Parse has been busy integrating itself into the company, as well as launch

Facebook’s Recent Acquisition Parse Launches Hosting For Developers’ Web Presence

Parse, the mobile back-end startup that Facebook recently bought to set up a new developer-focused business, just launched hosting. It's meant to help mobile developers that have a desktop web presenc

Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale recei

Facebook Sees Increase In Parse Signups, Tells Developers “No Plans To Change How App Data Is Used”

Despite developers grumbling that they would ditch Parse's mobile app backend service now that it's been bought by Facebook, Parse CEO Ilya Suhkar tells me signups spiked 9.4x and fewer clients are le

StackMob Builds Parse App Importer For Refugee Developers Fleeing Facebook’s New Acquisition

Some developers got very angry and threatened to leave mobile app backend platform Parse when it was bought by Facebook yesterday. Hoping to capitalize, competitor StackMob has since released a Pars
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