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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

Using application templates

Betty Blocks has a library of standard templates available. All of these templates are free to use for anyone who has access to the platform. As mentioned before, you can also create your own templates once you’ve finished building your application or template. You can publish it to the template section of My Betty Blocks, where anyone who is part of your organization can use it. Let’s have a look at the standard templates first:

Figure 3.20 – Standard templates in My Betty Blocks

Figure 3.20 – Standard templates in My Betty Blocks

As you can see, these are a few standard templates that Betty Blocks offers. There are templates here that can help you kickstart your application, and there are templates that are already complete applications. The ones that are there to kickstart your applications include the Google SSO template, for example, which has Google SSO built in, so you don’t have to build it yourself anymore. There is no actual application with...