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  • Looking for a Firebase UI alternative | 2021-10-07
  • Firebase Alternative for iOS
    You could self-host a Parse instance:
  • Is there a database like Firebase which can be used with flutter but doesn't collect user data?
    Self-hosted: - - -
  • Introducing Envelop - The GraphQL Plugin System | 2021-07-29
    During that process, we also start to work with other frameworks and support them with that: Loopback, NestJS, Parse, Apollo Server and others.
  • Ask HN: What Back End Framework with User Management Is Your Favorite? | 2021-06-29
    I am curious what backend framework you would choose to run with for prototyping an application with run of the mill user management requirements. That is functionality along the lines of: session management, password policies, password reset, user verifications, etc.

    Sadly it seems there really aren't any frameworks that have user management natively supported. The only one I am aware of is [Parse Server](, however it is now somewhat dated and the community is seems to be diminishing. I am also aware there are many libraries that handle this sort of thing which can be added to a more vanilla framework. If no framework comes to mind I am curious what are your favorite libraries for said use case? Any language works.

    Lastly, more generically, what tools / frameworks / libraries / solutions did you use in the last web app you made to facilitate not having to recreate the mundane?

    Thanks for your input!

  • Who can relate?
    I was talking about
  • Help in understanding the use of docker/kubernetes? | 2021-06-03
    There's BaaS also you can use like Firebase from Google, again like you said, depends on your code and use cases. I'm playing with parse platform for a project I'm working on, but it's just for me, nothing production.
  • [Open Source] I made my first app. Its a fully functional social media app. And I decided to open source it.
    I believe you are referring to main.js file. The answer is no. I used parse server for backend. And by default all classes are public which means everyone can read every data. There is a preferred way to prevent this. You disable all class level permissions for every class. Then you put your app logic to cloud code which is main.js file you were looking at. Here is an article about this approach.
  • Backend REST e Dashboard em minutos com Parse! | 2021-04-12
  • Alternative to Firebase Storage?
    Parse works also and itself hosted. It can also do cloud functions if you want to swap everything over.
  • Best Open source Baas
    I found a decent amount, but the two more promising are Parse Project and Appwrite.
  • Rookie coding mistake prior to Gab hack came from site’s CTO | 2021-03-02
    > maybe they just didn't build a strong enough engineering team and quickly ran into the limits of their experience and skills levels.

    "Free Speech platform Gab has announced Fosco Marotto as the company’s new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). According to a blog post from the company, Marotto was formerly a software engineer, production engineer, and developer advocate during a seven-year career at Facebook.

    Marotto reportedly brings 23 years of industry experience to the platform along with extensive knowledge in backend infrastructure and insight that will help Gab scale as it becomes increasingly popular."


    Parse Server:

    Parse Server API doc snippet:

    "If your app is compromised, it’s not only you as the developer who suffers, but potentially the users of your app as well. Continue reading for our suggestions for sensible defaults and precautions to take before releasing your app into the wild."

    Per Ars, he removed security code.

  • Firebase or MySQL
    Alive n well, with a vibrant community growing everyday:


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