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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 Enable Push Notifications in a React Native iOS App

Recently we published an article titled “How to Enable Push Notifications Using Backendless in a React Native App (Android)”. Now we are going to continue demonstrating how to enable push notifications, this time for iOS devices. If you missed that article, we recommend you to read it first as there we implemented a basic React Native setup and configured a…

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…

How to Use Backendless with ReactJS (Part 4)

In this article, we are going to continue developing our ReactJS web application using Backendless for the backend. This is part 4 of our series, so be sure you’ve read through parts 1-3, linked below: Basic project setup and render Persons List Create, update and delete Persons Enable Real-Time database If you have already read…

How to Use Backendless with ReactJS (Part 3)

This is the third part of our series on using Backendless with a ReactJS frontend app. You can catch up on the previous articles here: Part 1 and Part 2. If you’d like to jump in now, you can simply create a new Backendless app, clone our previous progress from our Github.com repository, and use this commit as an entry…

How to Use Aggregate Functions in Backendless

When analyzing data, you may need to know the average salary of all employees, the quantity of goods in stock, the number of individual items in stock, the maximum or minimum cost, and so on. These tasks are easily handled with aggregate functions. Aggregate functions perform calculations using the values in a column in order…

How to Use Backendless with ReactJS (Part 2)

In the previous article in this series, we started working on a single-page application which is based on a combination of ReactJS and Redux, with Backendless for the backend. If you missed that article, we recommend you to start there. If you already have a Backendless account and you are already familiar with a React/Redux stack, you can just…

How to Use TypeScript with NodeJS

The lion’s share of JavaScript developers prefer to use TypeScript in their projects as it helps avoid some problems at the assembly stage while still including many valuable features. Today we are going to share with you how to use the Backendless JS-SDK in conjunction with TypeScript in a project with a Node.js backend. Backendless JS-SDK is a…