Heroku vs Parse-Server: What are the differences?
What is Heroku? Build, deliver, monitor and scale web apps and APIs with a trail blazing developer experience. Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
What is Parse-Server? Parse-compatible API server module for Node/Express. A Parse.com API compatible router package for Express. Read the announcement blog post here: http://blog.parse.com/announcements/introducing-parse-server-and-the-database-migration-tool/. Read the migration guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide#migrating.
Heroku can be classified as a tool in the "Platform as a Service" category, while Parse-Server is grouped under "Platform as a Service Tools".
"Easy deployment" is the primary reason why developers consider Heroku over the competitors, whereas "Open Source" was stated as the key factor in picking Parse-Server.
Parse-Server is an open source tool with 16.5K GitHub stars and 4.18K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Parse-Server's open source repository on GitHub.
StackShare, Heroku, and Product Hunt are some of the popular companies that use Heroku, whereas Parse-Server is used by Rydite, NorthPointe Church, and ParseGround. Heroku has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1504 company stacks & 965 developers stacks; compared to Parse-Server, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.
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