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Introducing Developer Permissions for Team Based Development
As we move toward the launch of version 6.0, we are excited to introduce new features to the Backendless platform that will make your life easier starting today. Today, we are going to introduce you to a highly-requested new feature, Developer Permissions. Application development is a team sport. It takes a team to build more…

Backendless Data Collection Tutorial for Java/Android

In this article, we’ll consider some practical examples of how to use the Backendless Data Collection library to its fullest extent. You can find code documentation and sources for the library here.

How to Add the Backendless Library to Java Projects From Maven

Whether you develop with IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, or Android Studio, the Backendless library (jar) for Java/Android must be referenced as a dependency. The library includes all the APIs that provide access to the backend functionality. The library is deployed to the centralized Maven repository, which makes it easy to import it to any Backendless-powered app.

How to Get Additional Information From Users’ API Requests

Sometimes (or in some cases, every time) when you invoke a custom API Service, you may need additional information about the context from which the HTTP request was sent/received, such as user or device information. To collect that information, we provide a class called InvocationContext.

Easy Web Services with Backendless

Have you ever wondered why is it often so tedious so make your simple Java app a web server, with the methods becoming the endpoints? You need to add libraries, write additional “web” wrappers, set up a server and a hosting, configure load balancing and much, much more.

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.

How to Use Async Callback from Backendless Android SDK

From time to time, we see some developers struggle with understanding how the principles of asynchronous work with Backendless. In this post, we’ll try to shed more light on this aspect: describe what async calls are, why you need them and how to properly perform such calls and process the results. This post will be specific…

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…

How to Track Message Subscribers Using Event Handlers

Today we are going to demonstrate how to create a simple event handler to track subscriber statistics on your various messaging channels. This gives you the ability to easily track the number of subscribers for each of your channels to help you manage channel load and gauge user interest in specific topics. Used in combination with API usage…

How to Use Code Generation to Simplify Working with Data in Backendless

In Java, entity objects are classes that represent data from your table. From an object-oriented perspective, these objects are built to encapsulate your data in the real-world problem domain.