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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 Spotlight on FindReps

In this edition of Backendless Spotlight, we look at a company with the motto “Retire the Résumé”. FindReps uses an innovative new approach to connect salespeople with manufacturers looking to get their products in front of buyers.

How to Create a Web App Using React and Backendless (Part 5)

ReactJS remains one of the most popular hybrid frontend development languages on the market today. In this article, we are going to continue developing a React application using Backendless as the backend by showing how to add real-time alerts to your app.

How to Create a Chat App That Supports Images (Part 3)

In the final part of our article series about creating a chat app that supports sending and editing messages in real-time, we enable the inclusion of image attachments with messages.

How to Create a Chat App that Supports Images (Part 2)

In this series of articles, we are going to show you how to make a beautiful chat app that supports sending, editing, and deleting messages with both text and images.

How to Use Message Selectors for Conditional Delivery in Pub/Sub Messaging

Another article we wrote gave an introduction to Backendless pub/sub messaging which included a sample for broadcasting and receiving messages. Today we are going to show how to use Backendless messaging for conditional message delivery.

How to Send Pub/Sub Messages From Backendless Console

In another post, we introduced you to the publish/subscribe messaging API. The API can be used to broadcast messages that can be received by multiple client apps. Note: It is important to distinguish between pub/sub messages and Push Notification messages. There are a number of technical differences and purposes where an app should use one…

How to Deliver Conditional Messages With Subtopics

In another post, we described a feature for conditional pub/sub message delivery using SQL selectors. With that (selector) approach, the publisher must attach headers to the message and the subscriber uses an SQL-based condition that references header names and values. In addition to selectors, Backendless supports another type of conditional delivery – subtopics.

Intro to Basic Publish/Subscribe Messaging

Publish/subscribe messaging has been around for a long time. The concept is rather simple – a program can publish a message to a queue or a topic, while another program subscribes to the queue or the topic to receive published messages. There are a lot of caveats in the model such as conditional delivery, message…

How to Create a Chat App that Supports Images

In this series of articles, we are going to show you how to make a beautiful chat app using Xcode Swift that supports sending, editing, and deleting messages with both text and images.