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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


Right now, we’ve created one new model: Customer. But we want to add more to our data model. In our case, we would like to associate an address with each customer. There are different ways of doing this. We can, of course, add a couple of new properties to our customer model. This would mean that you can register an address on the customer. There is nothing wrong with this at all, but let’s say you would like to add multiple addresses for your customer. Your customer may, for example, have a home address, but also a work address. This would mean that you would have to add the same properties twice with different names. This could get messy really quickly if you want to add more than a few addresses for a customer. So, in this case, we will add another model named Address to our data model. Let’s click on the new button in the top-right corner of the model schema overview. Let’s name our new model Address and save it. Most likely, it will be...