Facebook Launches Parse Server Dashboard

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As you know, Facebook announced in January that it's shutting down Parse, its cloud-based platform for cross-platform apps, which lets developers create rich social apps integrated with Facebook across platforms like iOS, Android, HTML5, etc.

Parse is to be fully retired by January 28, 2017. The company and others have been giving developers tools to help the migration process, and the latest comes today with the announcement of the open source Parse Server Dashboard.

"The dashboard is one of the top requested features by developers, and is a tool to use during all phases of the migration of apps: whether they are already on the Parse server, still on Parse.com, or planning to migrate soon, they will be able to manage them all from the same dashboard," a spokesperson told us in an email.

"The Parse Dashboard is adapted from the same dashboard we launched in December, and running it will feel very familiar to any Node.js or web developers," writes software engineer Drew Gross on the Parse blog. "If you already have Node.js, all it takes to get started is four simple commands to clone the source code, and a little bit of info in a config file."

Gross talks about getting started, staying up to date, and contributing on the Parse blog here.

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