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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

Governance on Betty Blocks

Now, we’ve arrived at the point at which we will cover the Betty Blocks platform in depth. We’ll start this chapter by talking about governance in general and how this applies to the Betty Blocks platform. Then, we’ll get you started by creating your account on the platform, which will enable you to follow along with the book – you can try out everything that we will describe.

In the next section, we’ll talk about My Betty Blocks. This is where all the governance of the platform takes place. We’ll dive into organizations, what they are, and what they do to help you in the development of your applications.

We’ll create our first application and show you how to do that. Once you’ve created your application, we’ll take you through all the options that are available for applications and how you can invite new admins or users to your applications. I’ll also show you how you can create...