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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


  1. A data model determines the structure of your data. In the platform, it consists of models, which have properties. They can also have relationships with each other. It’s the place where all of your data is stored within the platform.
  2. A model is a place where you store all data that is directly related to each other, for example, a model could be a customer, an address, or an invoice
  3. The most common property types are Text, Number, List, Date, and Checkbox.
  4. A model name should always represent the data that it is going to be holding. The easiest way to do this is to name it in English, but it can also be done in any other language.
  5. Betty Blocks has three relationship types: Belongs to, Has many, and Has and belongs to many.