Editor’s Pick Cloud-based developer tooling is still a very new and highly volatile marketplace. Here’s how we decided who’s on the rise, who’s on the downswing, and who’s capturing the future of development.
“At this point, we’re basically completely focused on being a mobile platform… That’s where all our energy is going,” said Facebook exec Mike Vernal.
“We have much more visibility and much more momentum” with the Facebook brand attached, said Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar. “We’re really happy with it.”
Mobile backend-as-a-service Parse is rolling out five new products today, all of them sure to be big hits with the developer community, from game devs to iPhone devs to analytics nerds and beyond.
“Parse is everywhere,” said Parse CPO James Yu. And for Parse, “everywhere” means a community of developers that’s growing by thousands every month.
Likening the backend-building process to spending a day at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Parse founder Ilya Sukhar said, “I could probably do better by replacing the DMV.”
Editor’s Pick Did you know that Azure is one of the most popular tools around? It’s also one of the most disliked. The undisputed favorite among devs is Github, with Heroku and New Relic coming in a distant second and third.
Backend as a Service (BaaS) is a hot trend, because it’s simplifying the lives of thousands of developers who don’t want to deal with complicated server, database, and messaging technology.
Editor’s Pick With this list, we’ll name and keep track of 10 cloud-based, XaaS (everything as a service) companies that boast not only innovative products but also market momentum, cross-platform capabilities, and a forward-looking vision.
Kony has raised $18.3 million in its fourth round of funding. Kony powers apps for enterprise organizations and brands across multiple channels and operating systems.
Just days after landing on Facebook’s campus, the founder of Parse says there will be no changes to his business — and that means Facebook is increasingly a multiplatform development tool.
Less than two weeks after its acquisition by Facebook, Parse is announcing a new product. Parse is adding Parse Hosting to its suite of products that developers can use to be “server-free from beginning to end.”
Y Combinator startups Stripe and Parse form a partnership to make it easy for developers to integrate payments into their mobile apps.
Guest Post As cloud service matures, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are re-segmenting the market. Get ready for some silly sounding — but very lucrative — new acronyms, like BaaS (backend as a service).
Today Codecademy is launching a new partnership with nine companies to help budding developers learn APIs and create actual functioning sites, projects, and even products.
Mobile app development platform Parse adds Window 8 to its library of software development kits.
Mobile app development company Parse is adding Cloud Code to its list of services.
Parse, a startup beloved by businesses, brands, and developers for making it blissfully easy to create a quality mobile app, just released a new open-source clone of Instagram.
Y Combinator‘s Demo Days this year featured a crush of innovation and excitement. After 63 startups presented to a room full of reporters, VCs and other influencers, we were all exhausted — none more than the belles of this particular ball, the founders themselves.