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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…

Facebook Shuts Down Parse, Tens of Thousands of Developers Join Backendless

In a surprise move, Facebook announced shutdown of Parse, a service they acquired in 2013. The company gave developers until January of 2017 to migrate their apps off of Parse. Many developers have been turning to Backendless as a feature-rich alternative that matches Parse’s features and offers new functionality such as Publish/Subscribe messaging, support for…

"Backendless Core Concepts" for Ex-Parsers Webinar

We conducted a webinar titled “Backendless Core Concepts” for ex-Parses last week. A recording of the webinar is now available. The video should be helpful not only if you’re coming from Parse, but for anyone who is starting their journey with Backendless. The webinar reviewed the concepts of Backendless User Management and Data services. Specifically,…

Parse to Backendless Webinar Recording

Earlier this week we conducted a webinar on the topic of migration from Parse to Backendless. We recommend to watch this recording to anyone who is considering Backendless as their mBaaS backend. The video includes Backendlss overview and a demo of the migration process. There are a lot of answered questions during the Q&A part of the webinar which…

VentureBeat Lists Backendless as an Alternative to Parse

Backendless has been listed by VentureBeat as one of 15 alternatives to Facebook’s Parse, which recently shut down.