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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…

How to Create a No Code Mobile App with Backendless and Dropsource

Codeless, or no code, mobile and web apps are apps built with specialized platforms that do not require the developer to write much, if any, code. The Backendless platform, through our prebuilt APIs and Codeless system, allows you to build an app’s entire backend without code.

How to Backup Your Data Tables in Backendless

In this article, we will show you how to write a service that will backup your application data with a time interval you specify. To do this, we will be using Cloud Code, a JavaScript timer, and the console SDK.

How to Create and Save New Data Objects Using REST Console

Today we are going to demonstrate how to create and save new data objects using the very convenient REST Console in Backendless. The console lets you easily test your REST APIs prior to deployment.

Backendless Spotlight on Tacoma Japantown Walking Tour

In this edition of Backendless Spotlight, we visit the Pacific Northwest where a group of local leaders has created an app to guide tourists through a historically significant part of Tacoma, Washington, known as Japantown.

How to Allow API Calls to Data Service from Cloud Code Only

Today we’re going to take another look at data security configurations in Backendless. In this article, we will talk about how to restrict direct access to your data via API and only expose your custom API endpoints.

Create Google Registration and Login Example App with Code Generation

Today we are going to walk you through the process of allowing users to register and log into your app using their Google account. The best way to showcase this is to walk through the Registration and Login example app available in the Code Generation section of your Backendless Console.

Easy Web Services with Backendless

Have you ever wondered why is it often so tedious so make your simple Java app a web server, with the methods becoming the endpoints? You need to add libraries, write additional “web” wrappers, set up a server and a hosting, configure load balancing and much, much more.

How We Store Emojis in Your Database, or Why We Got Rid of the Extended String Data Type

As you may have noticed in our release history, the EXTENDED STRING data type was removed from Backendless Database almost a year ago. To be precise, it was more a merge of the STRING and EXTENDED STRING data than the removal of the latter.

Backendless Spotlight on Inkscreen

In this edition of Backendless Spotlight, we take a dive into a business-supporting mobile software company called Inkscreen and their application CAPTOR.