On Friday January 29th, we woke up to some bad news, Parse announced their demise. It was a sad day for Calorious and like so many other dev teams we were wondering what do we do? Parse is giving all of their users one year to migrate off their services and open sourced their server code. At first we thought this is awesome! We could migrate our data to our own mongos and run the Parse server on a cloud host. We quickly figured out that this is not going to work for us. Without using Mongo Lab (which seems pricey) we would have to worry about scaling. Also features, like push notifications, are not available with the Parse Server. We came to a conclusion that it is time to give AWS a shot and dive straight in.
AWS provides a number of services that allows for mobile development. It also provides a hosted no-sql database called DynamoDB that removes the worries of scaling. To boot, if everything is configured correctly (We will share more details in a later post) AWS is cheap!
We are currently migrating to AWS and have started solving the problems of migration. Through this blog we hope to share our journey and help other teams move. Recently Azure has provided a simple migration over to their cloud offering. This is too easy and is not the way we roll at Calorious.
So join us for this journey!
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