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This Quick Start guide will walk you through the process of creating a Backendless API service by uploading Java code to API Engine. By the time you finish the guide, you will have a working API service hosted in Backendless API Engine. You will be able to experience REST-based method invocations and download generated client SDKs.

  1. Login to your Backendless account
  2. Click your name in the upper right corner of the screen and select the Download Project Template menu item:
  3. Select Java and click NEXT:
  4. Click API SERVICE, then click DOWNLOAD:
  5. The browser will download a zip file. Extract the file into a directory which will be referred to as <PROJECT-DIR> throughout this guide.
  6. Open the project from <PROJECT-DIR> in a Java IDE (we recommend IntelliJ IDEA). You may need to select an SDK for the project, make sure to choose Java 8.
  7. The project already contains a sample API service which can be ignored - you will be implementing a new, more advanced service as a part of this guide.