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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

Case Management Application

In this chapter, we’ll focus on creating the functionality of a case management application. A case management application is an application that allows you to manage a case for a customer, such as an insurance company or law firm, among many other use cases. A case holds information about a specific case, where you can track the status of the case and save notes related to it. This should further familiarize you with all the basics that you’ve been taught in the previous chapters. The application will make use of a data model, the page builder, actions, and interactions for our logic. We will also be using authentication in this application.

This chapter is divided into the following parts:

  • Using the login template
  • Creating our data model
  • Setting up the Back Office

After this chapter, you will have a better understanding of the process of creating an application, setting up authentication, creating advanced pages...