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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…

How to Create and Save New Data Objects Using REST Console

Today we are going to demonstrate how to create and save new data objects using the very convenient REST Console in Backendless. We will start by opening our Backendless application and navigating to the REST Console. To do this, go to Backendless Console and select the Data tab.

How to Use Console API to Create a Data Table

If you’ve worked with Backendless API for a while, you may occasionally run into a situation where the functionality you’d like to have isn’t readily available. One such function is the programmatic management of your application’s data tables. For instance, you may need to clear up all the data and recreate the table structure with specific columns…

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 Hide Select Object Properties Based on User Role

It is common for developers to build apps where users will have varying access to data and features within the app based on the user’s role. Being able to limit user access is important to data security, user management, and often, the financial success of the application. This is because user access is commonly tied…

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…

Introducing Aggregate Functions – Average, Count, Sum, Max and Min

Performing a calculation on a group of database objects may be a complex task. For example, to calculate the sum of all orders for a customer would require retrieving all that customer’s orders then iterating over them to calculate the mathematical sum of all amounts. This was yesterday! As of Backendless 4.4.0, you can use aggregate functions…

Run Backendless REST API in Postman

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

Backendless 2.0 is released with Geofencing, Logging API, Node.JS support and API Management

It feels really amazing to begin writing this blog post. We got caught in an unusually long release cycle, spent months iterating over the new features, improvements and bug fixes, but in the end it was well worth it. We did it! Backendless 2.0 is here and the product is as cool and powerful as…

How to add objects with relations using REST Console

In another post, we described how to save data objects using REST Console. The same interface allows to save objects with related data – it is strictly a matter of formatting the request body. Consider the following two data table schemas: Restaurant table schema: