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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

Applications within your organization

Creating your new application might take a few seconds or minutes, so wait for that time. Once it is done, let’s have a look at our new application in My Betty Blocks. You should have been redirected to the organization overview in which you can see all of your applications. It looks as follows:

Figure 3.7 – Organization overview with one application in it

Figure 3.7 – Organization overview with one application in it

When you hover your mouse over the application, you should be able to click on it, and it should take you to the application overview. Be careful not to click on the Open button because this will take you to the development environment for the application (we’ll go there in the next chapter).

Now, we are in the overview of your application, in which you can manage your application settings and invite users to your application. Let’s start with the settings of an application. You can access the settings of an application by clicking...