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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

Organizations – the primary layer for your apps

Organizations are the basis of your applications. Every application in My Betty Blocks resides in an organization. An organization can hold multiple applications, but it also decides where your application will live in the world. Betty Blocks is hosted on different servers in the world. Since laws differ across countries, you may want to host specific applications in specific countries to make sure your application and the data in that application apply to a particular country’s set of laws.

Once an organization has been created in a specific zone – a zone is a specific area in which your application lives (i.e., the EU, the US, or Canada) – it will always create its applications there as well. As talked about before, Betty Blocks runs by default on Azure in the public cloud, but it can also run on other cloud providers. In the public cloud, you have the choice to deploy your applications to different zones...