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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 Backup Your Data Tables in Backendless

In this article, we will show you how to write a service that will backup your application data with a time interval you specify. To do this, we will be using Cloud Code, a timer, and the console SDK.

How to Allow API Calls to Data Service from Cloud Code Only

Today we’re going to take another look at security configurations in Backendless. In this article, we will talk about how to restrict direct access to your data via API and only expose your custom API endpoints.

How to Perform Complete Business Logic in One API Call

In a previous article (How to Save an Object with All the Children in a Single Call to Server), we examined how to simply save an object model. However, Backendless custom services give us much more flexibility when it comes to saving objects. In this article, we are going to cover how to perform complex…

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…

Using Codeless to Retrieve More Than 100 Objects With a Single Client-Side API Call

If you’ve used the Data Retrieval API in Backendless Cloud, you may know that the server limits the number of objects retrieved from a table to 100 in a single call. For Managed Backendless and for Backendless Pro, this limit is configurable.  In order to retrieve more than 100 objects, data paging is required. Paging greatly…

Troubleshooting JS Business Logic (Cloud Code)

For anyone developing business logic (Cloud Code) in JavaScript, we have put together some suggestions for troubleshooting your deployment. The page is added to the product documentation. One of the new features described in the doc is the ability to redirect console.log messages to Backendless logging. Once your JS code is deployed to production, messages…