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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…

Admin and Management APIs for Backendless Plus accounts

In addition to the app development APIs, we also make available a very rich set of administrative and management functions. Every single feature available in Backendless Console is also available via specialized REST API. Whether it is performing a data import/export, setting up database schema, or retrieving application’s analytics – all of these can be…

How to migrate an app’s backend from one environment to the next (dev to test to stage)

In another post, we wrote about support for multiple environments for your apps’ mBaaS backend. These could include development, testing, staging and/or production. As your backend advances through those stages, an obvious question is how to migrate the backend’s data from one environment to another. Backendless provides a very advanced facility for backend migration between…

Support for development, testing, staging and production environments

As an application is progressing through its lifecycle, there are different teams involved in interacting with the app and its backend. These teams include developers, testers, security auditors, system administrators, and ultimately customers and the users of the app. Traditionally, an application goes through the stages of development, testing, staging, and production. Each stage has…

How to add the Backendless library to Java projects from Maven

Whether you develop with IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, or Android Studio, the Backendless library (jar) for Java/Android must be referenced as a dependency. The library includes all the APIs that provide access to the backend functionality. The library is deployed to the centralized Maven repository, which makes it easy to import it to any Backendless-powered app….

How to export application data (settings, data tables, geopoints)

With Backendless, all data accumulated on the server-side belongs to you, the owner of the application. If you ever need to extract all data from the backend, it could not be easier – Backendless Console makes it simple. Data export produces a ZIP file that can contain: application settings, data tables with data or just…

Experience Backendless Console in the language of your choice

If your native language is not English and you use Backendless to develop applications, you more than likely already know about this feature. When you log into Backendless Console, it detects the locale of your computer and switches the user interface to that locale (if it is available). The Console has been translated to Japanese,…

How to share a backend among a development team

Backendless Console is a development tool which is also the frontend for your backend. It is quite common for more than one developer to need to access the Console to view data, test queries, or adjust the security settings. The Console and the backend are built in a way where concurrent developer logins to the…

ROI Calculator – How Backendless can save you money

In this article, we’re going to review a fun feature – an ROI (return on investment) calculator. That may sound like a boring subject, but we sure tried to make it fun. Indeed, if you are a developer and are tasked with figuring out how a product or a service can save money, it may…

How to generate client code based on defined tables

In this post, we continue our mission to build a restaurant to-go order app. So far we have put together UI mockups for the future Backendless application, and designed data schema for all the application’s data entities. At this point, we are very close to the coding part. As the title of this article suggests,…