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How to Use Code Generation to Simplify Working with Data in Backendless
In Java, entity objects are classes that represent data from your table. From an object-oriented perspective, these objects are built to encapsulate your data in the real-world problem domain. There are two different ways you can work with entity objects: Using the HashMap approach (like plain representation of column names and their values); Using the data binding…

How to Get Additional Information From Users’ API Requests

Sometimes (or in some cases, every time) when you invoke a custom API Service, you may need additional information about the context from which the HTTP request was sent/received, such as user or device information. To collect that information, we provide a class called InvocationContext.

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. We made a game called Guess My Number that was played using Alexa. Now, we are going to show how to make the same game…

How to Create a No Code Mobile TODO Application with Backendless and Dropsource

When building a mobile application, as a rule, you will need to implement two parts: a backend and a frontend. Of course, we can confine ourselves to only the client-side (frontend), but when we have some data that should be stored on the server, we need to have the capability to capture it. Today, we…

How to Backup Your Data Tables in Backendless

In this article, we will show you how to write a service that will backup your application data with a time interval you specify. To do this, we will be using Cloud Code, a timer, and the console SDK. The result of this operation will be an archive with the data of all your tables…

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.

Backendless Spotlight – Tacoma Japantown Walking Tour

In this edition of Backendless Spotlight, we visit the Pacific Northwest where a group of local leaders has created an app to guide tourists through a historically significant part of Tacoma, Washington, known as Japantown. The app provides a map with important landmarks and places of interest, historic and modern photos of each location, and…

How to Allow API Calls to Data Service from Cloud Code Only

Today we’re going to take another look at security configurations in Backendless. In this article, we will talk about how to restrict direct access to your data via API and only expose your custom API endpoints. This does not mean you should use some other set of “admin” APIs for data management. Instead, it is accomplished by…

Create Google Registration and Login Example App with Code Generation

Today we are going to walk you through the process of allowing users to register and log into your app using their Google account. The best way to showcase this is to walk though the Registration and Login example app available in the Code Generation section of your Backendless Console.

Easy Web Services with Backendless

Have you ever wondered why is it often so tedious so make your simple Java app a web server, with the methods becoming the endpoints? You need to add libraries, write additional “web” wrappers, set up a server and a hosting, configure load balancing and much, much more. Do you really have to go through…