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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 check if an object exists in server-side cache

Previously I wrote about how to store and retrieve objects to and from server-side in-memory cache. Quite often when working with your cache, it is required to check if an object already exists in cache. Backendless provides an API for that function. The code below checks if an object exists in cache, and if not,…

How to set up cross-platform, multi-type atomic counters

There are plenty of use cases when mBaaS-powered applications must use a centralized mechanism for incrementing or decrementing a value. There are several approaches for maintaining a counter – some apps use a database, others keep it in the server-side business logic (Cloud Code). Backendless offers a specialized API for working with atomic counters. The…

How to place and retrieve objects from the server-side cache

Backendless provides a very powerful and easy-to-use API to work with your server-side cache. The API is multi-platform, which means clients written in different languages can exchange data using the centralized server-side cache storage. The caching API can accept any arbitrary object, a primitive value, or an array of objects/primitive values. Additionally, the caching system…