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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 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. We will start by opening our Backendless application and navigating to the REST Console. To do this, go to Backendless Console and select the Data tab.

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. Some features like these are not covered in the documentation, so they are not recommended for use in production because they are not supported and there is no guarantee that their implementation will not change. Still, these features can be very helpful during…

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…

Building Simple License Manager API Services

One of the most powerful features that Backendless has available is the capability for you to implement your own License Manager for creating and checking licenses for your product/customers. In this article, we will touch on some Backendless services such as data management and Business Logic (Cloud Code) and we will use one of the Backendless Client SDKs. Setup Backendless Login to your Backendless…