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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

Running your local component set

To run your local component set in the platform, you’ll only need to set up one of two settings. Why two? Because there are two ways of doing it. There is one way that allows you to set it globally for all pages or another way in which you can load it for a specific page. We’ll go over both options, as the global one, in particular, is not visible as an option in the platform.

In the Builder menu, go to Tools (represented by the hammer and wrench at the bottom); a submenu will open, in which you will see Configurations:

Figure 12.3 – Configurations in the Tools menu

Figure 12.3 – Configurations in the Tools menu

Configurations is where you set up configurations for actions, but also for setting up pro-coder-specific features that are not visible to the citizen developer and no-coder. Here, click on New configuration and you’ll get a screen where you can enter a name and a value. The name should be component_set and the value should be...