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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)
1
Part 1: Citizen Development
4
Part 2: First Steps on the Betty Blocks Platform
10
Part 3: Building Your First Application
15
Part 4: The Pro-Coder

Setting up the Back Office

We want to make data management as straightforward as possible, and that’s where the Back Office comes into play. This part of your application is only accessible to you and your fellow employees, but not external web users.

It’s very simple to create a Back Office application by using the Back Office page template. Let’s create this for our user management in the page builder, so that we can manage our users easily from the Back Office.

A small note here: at the time of writing this chapter, the Back Office template is being rebuilt, so it might look different and have more options by the time you read this book, but the basics should remain the same.

Setting up the user management

We’ll start with creating a new page by going to the builder bar and clicking on the page builder icon, and then we’ll click on the create a new page icon, and we’ll select the Back office page template in order to create our...