I was pretty surprised at hearing about Parse shutting down. I was sure they are to stick around after being acquired by Facebook a few years back. I even built a few production apps that rely on their backend to work… oh well.
A few days ago I received an email “Your Own Parse Server on AWS and Heroku” and decided to give it a go by setting up ParseServe on AWS; after all, I only have 11 month to migrate my apps somewhere, right?.
This will be a short tutorial on how to deploy your own instance of ParseServer on AWS with a few Swift examples of making GET, POST requests. Quite honestly, I never worked with AWS until this week. My choice for backend was always Parse (ironically), most recently CloudKit (great solution provided by Apple), Heroku, or personal server running Node.js.