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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…

How to Expire Objects in Data Storage

This post will show you how to implement a kind of “expiration” for your data objects. The strategy is sufficiently abstract, so it’s applicable to any resource you need to expire, including files, logs, and so on. Since the database does not have any built-in expiration mechanism, we’ll have to implement it on our own. Fortunately,…

How to Use Low Priority Tasks in JS and Java CodeRunners

Today we are going to talk about a very valuable feature available for Managed Backendless and Backendless Pro users called Low Priority Tasks. In this article, we’ll look at how it works and what is it best used for. Backendless custom business logic (Cloud Code custom event handlers and custom API services) tasks are put into a…

How to Use TypeScript with NodeJS

The lion’s share of JavaScript developers prefer to use TypeScript in their projects as it helps avoid some problems at the assembly stage while still including many valuable features. Today we are going to share with you how to use the Backendless JS-SDK in conjunction with TypeScript in a project with a Node.js backend. Backendless JS-SDK is a…

How to Build a Light REST Client with JavaScript

Some Backendless users choose to use REST APIs in their JavaScript projects. While many can simply use our pre-packaged JS-SDK, that SDK may not always be able to achieve the result the user is seeking. In this article,  we’re going to show you how to build a custom and very light API client library for working with Backendless API. Some…

How to Use Backendless Atomic Counters to Create a Unique ID for Objects in a Table

For each entry in a given table, Backendless creates a unique objectId property – this is a UUID. In some cases, you may want to have a unique ID based on a whole number. To do this, we will use Backendless Atomic Counters (you can read the documentation about Atomic Counters here). In this article, we will…

How to Integrate Amazon Elasticsearch Service with Backendless

Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) is a service that can store a lot of data and provide a full text-based search, along with other cool features. In this article, we’ll show you how to integrate Amazon ES into your Backendless project. Of course, you may be able to accomplish what you’re looking for by using…

Developing a Custom Skill for an Alexa Game

In one of our previous articles, we showed how to develop a custom Alexa skill using an example of a Trip Planner app (How To Build A Dialogue Custom Alexa Skill Using JavaScript (Without Lambda). In this article, we will show you a more complex example of the interaction between Alexa and the user. Today,…

How to Implement Mobile-to-Web Cross Login Using a QR Code

What does  “mobile-to-web cross login with a QR code” mean? It is one of the approaches for two-factor authentication. Suppose that a user is already authenticated in your application (in our example, it would be an android app) and the user wants to use their actual session to perform an automatic authentication in another application…

How to Build a Dialogue Custom Alexa Skill Using JavaScript (Without Lambda)

Backendless 5 offers a bunch of new powerful capabilities. One of them is support for the development of custom Amazon Alexa Skills. In this post, we are going to demonstrate how easy it is to create a custom skill using JavaScript. You will learn how to control the dialogue flow between the user and Alexa…