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Introducing The Generated Columns Feature
Backendless version 5.7.3 introduces generated columns, a new feature of the Backendless Database. Using this feature, you can declare a new type of column for which the database calculates the values based on a specified expression. These new columns function much like formulas in your favorite spreadsheet application. When you add a generated column, you…

Rethinking Device Registrations for Push Notifications

Backendless Push Notifications are getting a much-needed facelift. Today, with the release of version 4.3.0 you will start noticing some improvements. Specifically, you will see the DeviceRegistration data table:

Declaring Data Classes in Swift 4

Backendless supports two approaches for saving data objects in the database: the class-based approach and the map/dictionary approach. With the class approach, you declare a class, instances of which represent individual objects stored in the database. With the introduction of Swift 4, it is important to add a new attribute to your Swift 4 classes….

Announcing Subqueries – Advanced Data Retrieval from Backendless mBaaS Database

Data retrieval in Backendless has gotten significantly more powerful with the release of version 4.2.0. We added support for subquery into the syntax of whereClause. The improvement allows your apps to run two queries in the context of one request. The first query identifies a set of objects which is fed into the second query. Consider the following…