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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…

Backendless VS. Parse Server

Introduction We’re all looking to streamline app development. Backend development in particular is a clear point where efficiency is key because improper code can slow down you app and affect all users equally. One of the best ways to speed up backend development without risking creating problematic code is…

How To Build A Codeless Mobile App

Backendless is the perfect backend platform for Codeless (or no code) and low code application development. Our Codeless system, along with our user-friendly user interface, makes it easy for anyone to build a fully functional mobile or web app.

Legacy Geolocation Support Phasing Out

In January of this year, we introduced spatial data functionality to Backendless Database. The purpose of this new data type was to replace the existing Geolocation features on the platform. On October 5th, 2020, this transition will be complete.

Backendless Spotlight on PuppetChat

In this edition of the Backendless Spotlight, we visit with the creator of a unique new messaging app startup with a humorous slant. PuppetChat takes the concept of filters seen in many social apps and turns it on its head, allowing users to put their voice to a real physical puppet.

How To Run Backendless REST APIs In Postman

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

Backendless Raises Cloud Code Deployment Limits

Backendless increased the limits on Cloud Code deployment size for the Cloud 9 and Cloud 99 plans. Now, developers can deploy more of their business logic and dependencies. The new limit for Cloud 9 is 20 MB and for Cloud 99 is 100 MB.

Introducing The Codeless Changelog

There are few worse feelings than deploying new code only to realize that the code accidentally broke something. You need to get back to the last working version, but what did it look like? What do you do?

How to Use Custom API Keys

Custom API keys may not seem like the most exciting feature of Backendless, but the flexibility that they provide is extremely valuable. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at this unheralded feature.

How To Use Functions For Property Extraction And Conversion

Backendless version 5.7.3 released this week including several new features. In this article, we will look at how to use the new database functions to retrieve data derived from the information stored in your database.