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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

Pro-coders can help citizen developers

Citizen developers are new to building their own applications and need some help from time to time. We’ve already mentioned in the Collaboration for building applications section the other roles that can help them out, but let’s zoom in more on what coders can do for them specifically and why it will also save the coders time in the long run by helping out citizen developers.

Of course, it will not only be the citizen developers who will need help sometimes, but also the no-coders. Basically, what goes in this section for the citizen developer also goes for the no-coder since those two will work together on their project usually, or either one of them will work alone on a project, but on some projects, they might need some help from a pro-coder, which is what this section is about.

So, let’s talk about where experienced developers (pro-coders) can help out the citizen developers. Betty Blocks has many templates for making...