Office Hours with Mark Piller

by on August 15, 2022
Office Hours Blog Feature

Join us most Wednesdays for Office Hours with Backendless Founder and CEO Mark Piller.

Office Hours begins with a demo and short presentation showcasing a feature or use case of the Backendless Platform. Afterwards, Mark will answer all of your technical questions about Backendless, often with a live demo.

Each one-hour Office Hours webinar will be recorded and published to the Backendless YouTube channel for you to watch again at your leisure.

Upcoming Events


Office Hours #6

Date: August 17th, 2022

Feature presentation: TBD


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6th Office Hours 08-17-22

Previous Event Recordings

Office Hours #5

Date: August 10th, 2022

Mark breaks down the release of the Cloud Enterprise Plan.

The plan introduces four huge enterprise-grade security features:

Office Hours #4

Date: July 20th, 2022

Backendless engineer and the principle architect of UI Builder joins Mark to showcase the newest feature in UI Builder – Custom Components.

Vladimir expands upon his in-depth writeup on the topic. He shows how to build a simple component as well as exploring the purpose and goals of the feature.

Office Hours #2

Date: June 29th, 2022

  • 0:00:000:33:21 – Featured topic – The Power of Data Binding
  • 0:33:210:35:48 – Which CSS properties can be modified in UI Builder components?
  • 0:35:480:37:45 – How to define a non-primary color in CSS
  • 0:37:450:38:41 – How to assign a border to each Repeater container
  • 0:38:410:40:07 – Are the Repeater and Data Container check boxes mutually exclusive?
  • 0:40:070:42:08 – How to “audit” or see a snapshot of the existing data models/properties in a UI Builder page
  • 0:42:080:45:32 – How to improve page speed on an existing UI Builder page that has become complex
  • 0:45:320:47:42 – How to add a border to a container component
  • 0:47:420:52:13 – How to check if a relationship exists between objects and perform logic based on that condition

Office Hours #1

Date: June 22th, 2022

  • 02:0124:14 – Topic of the Day Presentation on Structuring a No-Code To-Do app
  • 24:1426:55 – Q&A: Code, Test, Deploy cycle – what is the best practice?
  • 26:5531:56 – How to dynamically set CSS properties of a UI element
  • 31:5635:26 – How to scroll page to a component and how to set focus on a component
  • 35:2636:21 – How to internationalize a UI Builder interface
  • 36:2140:30 – How to navigate from one page to another and pass data
  • 40:3046:45 – How to use the Logging API
  • 46:4553:47 – How to publish a UI Builder app into the app stores
  • 53:4754:47 – Is it possible to ensure that the backend calls come from the generated UI pages?
  • 54:4755:26 – Is there a limit for the number of API Services in various pricing plans?
  • 55:2657:19 – Can UI components be reused across apps?
  • 57:1957:59 – What are the pricing implications of app cloning?
  • 57:5901:03:00 – With multiple forms on a page, how to show a specific form based on a condition
  • 01:03:0001:04:56 – What is the best way to create queues of data for processing?
  • 01:04:5601:07:21 – Is it possible to generate a CSV file from a database query?

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