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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 use Cloud Code to handle Data Service API events

The Cloud Code feature in Backendless lets you add your own custom server-side code to handle client API requests. In this post, I am going to review how to add the Data Service API handlers. With that type of handler, you can intercept and add additional logic for the APIs which store data in Backendless,…

How to deploy Cloud Code event handlers to Backendless servers

Previously I wrote how to generate custom business logic code for API event handlers and how to locally debug your custom code. Now your code is ready to be pushed to the Backendless servers. Once it is out there, the Backendless infrastructure automatically handles scaling the code execution and routing requests to an instance available…

How to debug Cloud Code locally using CodeRunner

Previously I described how to use the Backendless Console to generate custom business logic code. In this post, I will describe one of the most amazing features in Backendless – an ability to debug custom server-side code on the developer computer before deploying it to the cloud. It would be very helpful for you to…

How to Create Server-Side Cloud Code for User Service API with Console

In another post, I introduced the feature of server-side API event handlers – a mechanism for injecting custom business logic into Backendless. In this post, I am going to review the process of creating an event handler for User Service APIs using Backendless Console. The User Service APIs include user registration, login, logout, user update,…

How to use Cloud Code Event Handlers (Overview)

There are two types of custom (server-side)┬ábusiness logic supported by Backendless – timers and event handlers. In my previous posts have reviewed the entire process of developing, testing and deploying timers. Now I’m going to focus on event handlers. An event handler is a piece of custom server-side logic (Cloud Code) which can be plugged…

How to deploy Cloud Code timers to production

Now that you know how to generate code for custom business logic timers (Backendless background jobs) and how to locally debug custom business logic, it is time to learn how to deploy that code to production. By “production” I mean the Backendless online service running in the cloud. It may not be your ultimate production…

How to debug Backendless Timers locally on a developer machine

In my previous post, I introduced Backendless CodeRunner – a debugging utility for custom business logic. Now that you can run your timer code locally using CodeRunner, I’d like to show how you can attach your IDE to the CodeRunner process and debug the code. The CodeRunner is configured to listen for remote debugging connections…

How to use CodeRunner – Cloud Code Utility

In a previous post, I described how to use the custom business logic code generator to create Backendless timer code. The previous post left off at the step when the Backendless Console created the code. To download the project files with the source code click the Download button: The downloaded file is a ZIP archive…

How to create a Cloud Code timer in Backendless Console

In my previous post I wrote about Backendless server-side timers – blocks of code which run on a pre-defined schedule. A timer is a Java class and can be created by hand. The most tedious part is figuring out the scheduling definition. Currently, this is done by declaring the timer’s schedule through a JSON object…