Parse Server Example

by soupAgni

GitHub Readme.md

parse-server-example

Example project using the parse-server module on Express.

Read the full server guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide

For Local Development

  • Make sure you have at least Node 4.1. node --version
  • Clone this repo and change directory to it.
  • npm install
  • Install mongo locally using http://docs.mongodb.org/master/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-os-x/
  • Run mongo to connect to your database, just to make sure it's working. Once you see a mongo prompt, exit with Control-D
  • Run the server with: npm start
  • By default it will use a path of /parse for the API routes. To change this, or use older client SDKs, run export PARSE_MOUNT=/1 before launching the server.
  • You now have a database named "dev" that contains your Parse data
  • Install ngrok and you can test with devices

Getting Started With Heroku + Mongolab Development

With the Heroku Button

Deploy

Without It

  • Clone the repo and change directory to it
  • Log in with the Heroku Toolbelt and create an app: heroku create
  • Use the MongoLab addon: heroku addons:create mongolab:sandbox
  • By default it will use a path of /parse for the API routes. To change this, or use older client SDKs, run heroku config:set PARSE_MOUNT=/1
  • Deploy it with: git push heroku master

Getting Started With AWS Elastic Beanstalk

With the Deploy to AWS Button

Without It

  • Clone the repo and change directory to it
  • Log in with the AWS Elastic Beanstalk CLI, select a region, and create an app: eb init
  • Create an environment and pass in MongoDB URI, App ID, and Master Key: eb create --envvars DATABASE_URI=<replace with URI>,APP_ID=<replace with Parse app ID>,MASTER_KEY=<replace with Parse master key>

Getting Started With Microsoft Azure App Service

With the Deploy to Azure Button

Deploy to Azure

Without It

A detailed tutorial is available here: Azure welcomes Parse developers

Getting Started With Scalingo

With the Scalingo button

Deploy to Scalingo

Without it

  • Clone the repo and change directory to it
  • Log in with the Scalingo CLI and create an app: scalingo create my-parse
  • Use the Scalingo MongoDB addon: scalingo addons-add scalingo-mongodb free
  • Setup MongoDB connection string: scalingo env-set DATABASE_URI='$SCALINGO_MONGO_URL'
  • By default it will use a path of /parse for the API routes. To change this, or use older client SDKs, run scalingo env-set PARSE_MOUNT=/1
  • Deploy it with: git push scalingo master

Using it

You can use the REST API, the JavaScript SDK, and any of our open-source SDKs:

Example request to a server running locally:

curl -X POST \
  -H "X-Parse-Application-Id: myAppId" \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -d '{"score":1337,"playerName":"Sean Plott","cheatMode":false}' \
  http://localhost:1337/parse/classes/GameScore
  
curl -X POST \
  -H "X-Parse-Application-Id: myAppId" \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -d '{}' \
  http://localhost:1337/parse/functions/hello

Example using it via JavaScript:

Parse.initialize('myAppId','unused');
Parse.serverURL = 'https://whatever.herokuapp.com';
var obj = new Parse.Object('GameScore');
obj.set('score',1337);
obj.save().then(function(obj) {
  console.log(obj.toJSON());
  var query = new Parse.Query('GameScore');
  query.get(obj.id).then(function(objAgain) {
    console.log(objAgain.toJSON());
  }, function(err) {console.log(err); });
}, function(err) { console.log(err); });

You can change the server URL in all of the open-source SDKs, but we're releasing new builds which provide initialization time configuration of this property.