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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

Entering the development environment

Now that we have an application ready to go, let’s take a look at the development environment of this application. The development environment of Betty Blocks can be reached by navigating to the application overview in your organization and then by clicking on the application tile with the B letter (for Betty Blocks) in it (see Figure 6.6) for the just-created application. It can be reached by navigating to the application overview in your organization and then hovering over the application tile (see Figure 6.5). Once you hover over it, you should be able to click on it. Here, you see more details about the application as walked through in Governance - Application:

Figure 6.6 – Application page

Figure 6.6 – Application page

Since we want to focus on the development environment in this section, we will not bother creating sandboxes for the application for now.

There are two ways to open the development environment. The first and...