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  • Amazon Announces General Availability of Aurora Multi-Master

    In a recent announcement, Amazon has publicized the general availability of Aurora Multi-Master, which allows for reading and writing on multiple database instances across several Availability Zones. Consequently, this brings high availability capabilities, as the platform no longer needs to trigger a fail-over upon failure of database instances.

  • DigitalOcean Adds Managed MySQL and Redis Services

    Cloud provider DigitalOcean recently released a pair of new managed data services. Their Managed MySQL and Redis offerings are on-demand and elastic, and offer a variety of sizes and high-availablity options.

  • Parse will Shut Down their Service

    Kevin Lacker, Parse Co-founder, announced that the Facebook-owned DBaaS platform will wind down its operation to be fully retired at the end of January 2017. This announcement gave rise to many complaints from developers, yet Facebook is trying to make the transition easy and several alternatives are available.

  • Facebook Announces Parse SDK for Apple's tvOS and watchOS 2

    Facebook's Parse SDK includes now support for Apple’s tvOS and watchOS 2 will enable building native immersive apps for the Apple TV and the Apple Watch, Facebook’s engineer Nikita Lutsenko writes. Additionally, the new SDK also features integration with Facebook’s recently announced tvOS SDK to make onboarding easier.

  • Interview with Form.IO: API Creation Using Web Forms

    <> is an open source platform that enables front end developers to autonomously build backend APIs using forms to drive their apps. The platform provides a single solution for creating both APIs and user interfaces for consumption by a front end javascript framework. InfoQ spoke with the founders of <> to learn more about the platform capabilities and the future they envision for it.

  • Parse Got a Tenfold Reliability Improvement Moving from Ruby to Go

    In order to improve scalability, Parse moved part of their services, including their API, from Ruby on Rails to Go, Charity Majors, Engineer at Parse, recounts. In doing so, both their reliability and deployment times benefited greatly.

  • Parse Adds New Schema API and API Console

    Parse has announced its new Schema API, which allows to programmatically manipulate the database schema used by an app, and the Parse API Console, which aims to make it easier to use Parse REST API without writing any code.

  • Parse Gets a Refresh for iOS 8

    Parse has announced its new SDK for iOS 8, an update to its Parse push service which now supports iOS 8 "silent" pushes and notification categories, and a new Parse Config API to store configuration parameters in the cloud to update apps on the fly.

  • Facebook F8 Apps for iOS and Android Now Open-Source

    Facebook-owned DBaaS platform Parse has open-sourced the full source code of the official Facebook f8 apps for iOS and Android, Parse Developer Advocates Christine Abernathy announced. The apps are aimed to provide guidance for how to build apps on Parse as well as a starting point for similar apps and shows an interesting use of Parse for UI customisation.

  • 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 says that this is its "first SDK for a server-side language, and the first to be truly open-source."

  • Espresso Logic DBaaS Now Wraps SQL Stored Procedures in RESTful APIs

    Espresso Logic has added RESTful endpoints for SQL stored procedures to their DBaaS service.