Three months ago we announced that Parse would be opening their Cloud Code product so that their customers would be able to deploy their mobile backends to Heroku. This allowed Parse customers to use a full Node.js environment with Cloud Code. With Parse’s recent announcement, we’re taking that one step further, by allowing you to deploy your own Parse API server to Heroku.
What this means for developers is that you will now be able to run all of your Parse services on Heroku, taking advantage of Heroku’s scalable platform as well as Heroku features like Pipelines, Review Apps, and GitHub Sync. Beyond that, because the Parse Server is now open source, you will also be able to extend and expand the Parse core functionality with no limitations.
You can get started with this today. Parse has published the Parse Server repository on GitHub, where you can begin issuing pull requests. Check out the Parse Server Example, where we have added a Heroku Button. With just one click, you can have a Parse Server running on a free dyno and free MongoLab database (for anything beyond experimentation, we recommend using at least a Hobby dyno). For more information about deploying a Parse Server to Heroku, see our Dev Center article.