Parse Releases Official Open-source PHP SDK
Parse released the Parse PHP SDK, aimed at enabling Parse integration "for a new class of apps and different use cases." The company also said that this is its "first SDK for a server-side language, and the first to be truly open-source."
The Parse PHP SDK is structured similarly to other Parse SDKs and is built around
ParseObject, which contains key-value pairs of schema-less JSON-compatible data.
PFObjects can be saved, retrieved, updated, and deleted. Queries are modelled through
PFQuery, which allows basic queries as well as relational queries. Parse also supports Role-based Access Control, which provides a logical way of grouping users with common access privileges to Parse data.
Niraj Shah, a PHP Developer working in London, UK, has created a simple tutorial to get started with the Parse PHP SDK. The tutorial aims at making things easier since, says Niraj, the Parse PHP SDK "is not very well documented and you may have to jump between different documentations to find the complete solution."