Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

General Discussion

The current state of Parse.com


So, I am not sure how many of you guys know about this but it has been announced that Parse.com is shutting down. This came as complete surprise to quite a lot of people in the programming community and it is going to affect a fair amount of people. Some of those people are members right here on Treehouse.

The current iOS and Android courses both use Parse.com for the backend so these courses will definitely be affected by this change. I wonder how these courses will be re-written to cope with this change.

Anyway, that is all I had to say really. I just thought I would let you guys know about this as it's some pretty big news.


1 Answer

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,912 Points

A reasonable replacement would be Firebase, which is basically Google's version of Parse. The best option, though, would be to learn a backed language/framework on Treehouse and build your own servers