Para was designed to be a simple and modular backend framework for object persistence and retrieval. It helps you build applications faster by taking care of the backend. It works on three levels - objects are stored in a NoSQL data store or any old relational database, then automatically indexed by a search engine and finally, cached. Para is also multitenant and has a clean and easy-to-use JSON API.
The name "pára" means "steam" in Bulgarian. And just like steam is used to power stuff, you can use Para to power your mobile or web application backend.
Why use it? Because it's open source, well documented and tested and it's just easier to use than most frameworks out there.
It's free for developers!
Get it through Maven or as an executable WAR package.
<dependency> <groupId>com.erudika</groupId> <artifactId>para-server</artifactId> <version>1.24.5</version> </dependency>
<dependency> <groupId>com.erudika</groupId> <artifactId>para-client</artifactId> <version>1.24.5</version> </dependency>
We've built a full-blown Stack Overflow clone with Para in just about 4000 lines of code — check it out at scoold.com
We offer hosting and premium support at paraio.com where you can try Para online with a free developer account. Browse and manage your users and objects, do backups and edit permissions with a few clicks in the web console. By upgrading to a premium account you will be able to scale you projects up and down in seconds and manage multiple apps.