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Mongoose vs Parse: What are the differences?

Mongoose: MongoDB object modeling designed to work in an asynchronous environment. Let's face it, writing MongoDB validation, casting and business logic boilerplate is a drag. That's why we wrote Mongoose. Mongoose provides a straight-forward, schema-based solution to modeling your application data and includes built-in type casting, validation, query building, business logic hooks and more, out of the box; Parse: The complete mobile app platform. With Parse, you can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured app in record time without ever worrying about server management. We offer push notifications, social integration, data storage, and the ability to add rich custom logic to your app’s backend with Cloud Code.

Mongoose and Parse are primarily classified as "Object Document Mapper (ODM)" and "Mobile Backend" tools respectively.

"Well documented" is the top reason why over 14 developers like Mongoose, while over 111 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing Parse.

Mongoose is an open source tool with 18.8K GitHub stars and 2.62K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mongoose's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Mongoose has a broader approval, being mentioned in 85 company stacks & 88 developers stacks; compared to Parse, which is listed in 92 company stacks and 44 developer stacks.

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Pros of Mongoose
Pros of Parse
  • 17
    Well documented
  • 16
    Several bad ideas mixed together
  • 10
    JSON
  • 8
    Actually terrible documentation
  • 2
    Recommended and used by Valve. See steamworks docs
  • 1
    Can be used with passportjs for oauth
  • 1
    Yeah
  • 118
    Easy setup
  • 77
    Free hosting
  • 62
    Well-documented
  • 51
    Cheap
  • 47
    Use push notifications in 3 lines of code
  • 41
    Fast
  • 39
    Cloud code
  • 32
    Good for prototypes
  • 31
    Cloud modules
  • 27
    Backed by facebook
  • 7
    Cross Platform
  • 7
    Parse Push
  • 6
    Multiplatform
  • 6
    Parse Core
  • 6
    Parse Analytics
  • 5
    Quick chat and profile capabilities
  • 5
    Cloud Based
  • 5
    Free Tier
  • 4
    Nice security concept
  • 3
    Local Datastore
  • 3
    Backbone Models
  • 3
    Free
  • 3
    Geopoints
  • 3
    Backend as a service
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    About to Die
  • 2
    Anonymous Users

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Cons of Mongoose
Cons of Parse
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    Model middleware/hooks are not user friendly
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    What is Mongoose?

    Let's face it, writing MongoDB validation, casting and business logic boilerplate is a drag. That's why we wrote Mongoose. Mongoose provides a straight-forward, schema-based solution to modeling your application data and includes built-in type casting, validation, query building, business logic hooks and more, out of the box.

    What is Parse?

    With Parse, you can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured app in record time without ever worrying about server management. We offer push notifications, social integration, data storage, and the ability to add rich custom logic to your app’s backend with Cloud Code.

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