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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

How can developers also use a no-code platform

Is a no-code platform also useful to a pro-coder (developer)? The short answer is yes, of course. So, what advantages can a no-code platform such as Betty Blocks have for a pro-coder?

The most important advantage of a no-code platform is the speed for developers. Let’s say they have to develop a portal for their company. Usually, a portal is something pretty straightforward. It usually allows the company’s customers to log in to their portal and access all kinds of information. For example, they might be able to see the orders that they have placed with the company and also the invoices that accompany them. They can view these and even download the invoices for their own use, and they can also see the status of their orders. All this information can come straight from the company’s ERP system. Betty Blocks integrations allow you to quickly connect to these systems and receive and send data to them. This way, Betty...