Many of us in the mobile development world were shocked this week to learn that Parse is shutting down. For those that don't know, Parse is (was) a popular mobile back-end as a service (MBaaS) and we have built a few apps using it. With the sudden announcement, we thought it would be good to reexamine the value of using a MBaaS, some of Parse's competitors, and talk about our plans for moving forward without Parse.
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