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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

Creating the application from a template

We will give ourselves a head start by creating an application using a template. In our case, we will be using the Questions and Answers application template. This application will give you good experience with the platform and its features.

Open the My Betty Blocks environment and navigate to your organization. This page contains information about your organization and the applications that you and/or others from your team/organization have created.

If the organization has just been created, there will be no applications on this page.

We will create a new application by clicking on the Create application button, as shown in Figure 6.1:

Figure 6.1 – Organization page

Figure 6.1 – Organization page

A page with an overview of all application templates will be visible, as seen in Figure 6.2. Here, you can find all public templates or any that have been created in your organization or others that you are a member of: