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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


In this chapter, we started using the page builder for the first time. The page builder helps you to create pages by dragging and dropping components onto a canvas. You learned how to get to the page builder by selecting the page icon from the builder bar and then selecting the overview icon. This took us to the page builder overview page. Next, we created our first page based on a template, which taught you how to create a page, how to name your page, and what options you can use while creating a page from a template. We then went through some of the basics of the page builder and the components in this template to get a feeling of the page builder. We touched on the components, the component tree, and the options of a component.

Then we created a new page that was completely empty. Here, we learned about creating layouts with a column. We used different options in columns to set up a page and also learned how we can change our view mode from full screen to mobile or tablet...