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New Release Featuring Spatial Data and Console Visibility Controls
We are excited to announce a new release for the Backendless platform as we approach the release of Version 6.0. Available now, Release 5.7.0 includes two powerful new features: spatial data and console visibility controls. Read on to learn more. We previewed the new Geolocation feature in our 2019 year-end post; the other is a…

How to Build a Social App Backend With Backendless (Part 1)

There are a lot of social applications around the world, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. If we take a look under the hood, however, we can see they all share pretty standard features. For instance, we can’t imagine an app without the ability to establish relationships between users, or without “likes” and “comments”…

New Release Featuring Logout All Users and Page Size For Related Data

We are excited to announce another new release for the Backendless platform as we approach the release of Version 6.0. Available today, Release 5.6.2 includes two powerful new features and a variety of bug fixes. Read on to learn more.

How to Delete Objects with REST Console

Backendless provides a powerful and convenient tool for working with Backendless services through REST API (read all about our REST APIs in the documentation here). In case you need to quickly test a REST API’s functionality, another tool may come in handy for you – the Backendless REST Console.

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. The console lets you easily test your REST APIs prior to deployment.

How to Create a Table Schema in One Query

Today, we are going to look at a useful and interesting, but hidden, feature of Backendless. This function will give us the ability to create a multi-column table schema with a single query.

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 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 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…