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Democratizing Application Development with Betty Blocks

By : Reinier van Altena
Book Image

Democratizing Application Development with Betty Blocks

By: Reinier van Altena

Overview of this book

This practical guide on no-code development with Betty Blocks will take you through the different features, no-code functionalities, and capabilities of the Betty Blocks platform using real-world use cases. The book will equip you with the tools to develop business apps based on various data models, business processes, and more. You’ll begin with an introduction to the basic concepts of the Betty Blocks no-code platform, such as developing IT solutions on various use cases including reporting apps, data tracking apps, workflows, and business processes. After getting to grips with the basics, you’ll explore advanced concepts such as building powerful applications that impact the business straight away with no-code application development and quickly creating prototypes. The concluding chapters will help you get a solid understanding of rapid application development, building customer portals, building dynamic web apps, drag-and-drop front ends, visual modelling capabilities, and complex data models. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a comprehensive understanding of building your own applications as a citizen developer using the Betty Blocks no-code platform.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Citizen Development
Part 2: First Steps on the Betty Blocks Platform
Part 3: Building Your First Application
Part 4: The Pro-Coder


In this chapter, we made a start on our to-do application. We added our data table, which fetches data from our data model. We created a form that allows us to add data to our data table. We also encountered interactions for the first time, which allow you to dynamically change components on your page by configuring an event that will fire on a specific occurrence, for example, clicking a button or the completion of an action. Then the interaction will perform a function targeting a specific component. The function could be showing, hiding, or refetching data from the data model.

In the next chapter, we’ll learn how to add a create, update, and delete flow to our application. We’ve now set up the basics for this application.