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How to Build a Game Skill for Amazon Alexa Using Codeless
In a previous article (Developing a Custom Skill for an Alexa Game), we showed you how to build a custom Alexa skill using Backendless and our Amazon Alexa Skill SDK. Now, we are going to show how to make the same game using our Codeless feature - in other words - without any coding! You…

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.

Introducing Backendless Navigator

We are excited to announce the addition of Backendless Navigator, available today in Backendless Console! Backendless Navigator is a powerful tool that lets you quickly and easily search within Backendless Console. Navigator can be used to search functional areas (such as “API services“), search for specific functions (such as “add new data table”), or search for…

How to Use Aggregate Functions in Backendless

When analyzing data, you may need to know the average salary of all employees, the quantity of goods in stock, the number of individual items in stock, the maximum or minimum cost, and so on. These tasks are easily handled with aggregate functions. Aggregate functions perform calculations using the values in a column in order…

Backendless Pro – the On-Premise Version is Now Available With the Docker Architecture

The Backendless Platform is built to run anywhere. We have had that vision right from the very first release of the product. Many of you are familiar with Backendless that we host in the cloud; however, the exact same technology stack is also available as an on-premises solution, which we call Backendless Pro. With the…

Generating a Landing Page for Your Mobile App

With the release of Backendless 5.1.0, we introduced a new feature called Landing Pages. With this feature, you can easily create a web presence for your app. There are templates for both pre-launch and released apps. Once you provide information about the app, including app description, list of features, screenshots, customer quotes, and contact information,…

Backendless 5 is Released!

We are thrilled to announce that Backendless version 5.0 has been released. The Backendless Cloud installation has been updated; all apps run on the new version now. The new release is a major milestone for Backendless as it significantly strengthens our position as a leader in the mobile application development space. The new release delivers…

Backendless 5 is Coming Soon

It has not quite been a year since we released version 4 into GA (it went live on July 3rd, 2017). There were 48 “point” releases between then and now, but we also have been hard at work on the next major version of Backendless – version 5. The new release will be backward compatible…

Introducing Database Bulk Operations

All available APIs for creating, updating and deleting objects in the Backendless database operate on single objects. This means that when you need to store multiple objects in the database, each object requires a separate API call. This increases the number of API calls your app makes. While it is great for us (hey, our…

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…