Parse & JS: Parse.Object

This entry is part 7 of 25 in the series Parse & Javascript

Storing data on Parse is built around a Parse.Object. Each Parse.Object contains key-value pairs of JSON-compatible data.

In this example, the key is foo and the value is bar.  In database, a key is also known as a column.

<!doctype html>
    <title>My Parse App</title>
    <script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>
    <script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>


    <div style='display:none' class='error'>
        <h1>Failed to connect to Parse database</h1>

    <div style='display:none' class='success'>
        <h1>Successfully connected to parse database and insert a record</h1>

    Parse.initialize('5d3sro43zBGj8AMYqWND5bFYMzAan7f5P5euZm7M', 'hlRZZqAylA7Fmah4Kk6ma8WK7QCT4cHrxjafnnkI');
    var TestObject = Parse.Object.extend('TestObject');
    var testObject = new TestObject();{foo: 'bar'}, {
        success: function (object) {
        error: function (model, error) {


Parse recommends that you NameYourClassesLikeThis and nameYourKeysLikeThis, just to keep your code looking pretty.

In this example, I have used TestObject as the class name and foo as the key.

To create a new subclass, use the Parse.Object.extend method as in:

var TestObject = Parse.Object.extend('TestObject');
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