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Introducing Developer Permissions for Team Based Development
As we move toward the launch of version 6.0, we are excited to introduce new features to the Backendless platform that will make your life easier starting today. Today, we are going to introduce you to a highly-requested new feature, Developer Permissions. Application development is a team sport. It takes a team to build more…

Introducing Invites and Referrals

We believe that Backendless is great. We know that many developers building with Backendless think so too. This is why we added support for referrals. It is built right into Backendless Console and every Backendless developer got his/her own invite code. There is a convenient way to access the “Invites” page by clicking the “Send…

Developing an Alexa Skill Without Writing Any Code (Part 1)

Codeless Programming is a general approach for creating programs without writing any code. When combined with the power of the Backendess mBaaS, Codeless becomes a powerful and super-efficient tool. In this post, we will describe how to use Codeless to create a custom Amazon Alexa skill. In this first part, you will develop a basic Alexa…

Register for Codeless Webinar

Mark your calendars, we will be conducting a webinar to talk about Codeless. Get all the information about this exciting technology straight from the source. There will be a technical walkthrough and demos showing how to build with Codeless. When: Aug 22, 2017, 1:00pm US Central Time Host: Mark Piller, Backendless founder and CEO Registration is required.

Facebook Shuts Down Parse, Tens of Thousands of Developers Join Backendless

In a surprise move, Facebook announced shutdown of Parse, a service they acquired in 2013. The company gave developers until January of 2017 to migrate their apps off of Parse. Many developers have been turning to Backendless as a feature-rich alternative that matches Parse’s features and offers new functionality such as Publish/Subscribe messaging, support for…

Codeless Logic Designer Overview

The core of the Codeless technology we released last week is the Codeless Logic Designer. It is a visual environment for composing logic of your API/IoT services, Event Handlers, and Timers. The system uses “blocks”, a jigsaw puzzle-like UI components placed into categories. When you create a codeless service, you snap blocks to create the logic. As…

Announcing Codeless Programming

With the release of Backendless Cloud v4.1.0 we added an amazing new feature called Codeless Programming. Using Codeless anyone can develop in Backendless without any knowledge of a programming language. The environment is fully visual and lets you create API/IoT Services, Backendless API Event Handlers, and Timers. The system can be used to create programs…

Add Your App Icon and Appstore Links in Backendless Console

With the recent update of the Backendless service (version 4.0.8) you can now add your app’s icon and the app store links in Backendless Console. This is done so we can make it easier for you to identify the app and also to help us build a gallery of apps powered by Backendless. We are…

Run Backendless REST API in Postman

Quite often, you need to run a test query or send an API request to see the server response. Our REST docs show examples using curl, but at times that may be inconvenient. You may need to play with the API request arguments, change the body, etc., and modifying your curl command is not as…