Nitro App Builder.

CNX believes in a user interface-first approach to app design. With Nitro App Builder, anyone can quickly build IBM i apps featuring a truly modern, responsive interface that looks great and delivers a runtime experience optimized for desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Our low-code app builder is easy to learn and requires no coding or UI experience.

Experienced developers can use Nitro App Builder to handle low-code app development so they can work faster while focusing on high-code, enterprise-specific functionality. Nitro App Builder builds the foundation automatically. Developers can then spend their valuable time adding manual code in strategic places (if necessary) to create a truly unique application.

  • Learn how to use Nitro App Builder and start creating useful apps on the same day.

  • Reduce total coding requirements by up to 80 percent.

  • Create fully functional queries and dynamic dashboard apps with no programming.

  • Use pre-built widgets to incorporate any combination of full-color charts, lists, forms, maps and other components, with specified methods for users to filter and navigate the information they need.

  • Enable users to download data to Excel, print to PDF, and even add or update data as appropriate.

  • Automatically create a responsive user interface that adapts seamlessly to the requirements of desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone screens.

  • Save time and money by building useful apps quickly, and by creating quick mockups and shortening the development cycle for high-code apps.

Here is a sampling of the Nitro App Builder features:

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Configuring Grid widget columns.
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Configuring overall grid options and appearance.
pie chart
Configuring the Pie chart widget.
map widget
Configuring the Map widget.

Nitro Runner.

At runtime, Nitro Runner interprets and runs apps built in Nitro App Builder side-by-side with JavaScript-coded apps in the Valence Portal. If the user is on a phone or tablet, Nitro Runner provides a responsive mobile experience.

For example, widgets that would normally be displayed side-by-side could be converted into a carousel, and toolbars could be converted into slide-out panels using all-mobile components. Responsive design reinforces the interactions that users have come to expect on each device they use.

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Valence 5.2 & API Guides.

Valence 5.2 API Docs

The Valence 5.2 API docs serve as the home for all front-end and back-end specifications pertinent to developing Valence apps.  It includes the Valence RPG Toolkit service program (VVSRVPGM) procedures, valence.js JavaScript utilities, and specs for interfacing with the mobile Valence Portal.  The docs include helpful RPG and JavaScript example code to demonstrate how the procedures and methods are used.

Valence 5.2 Guides

Go to the Valence 5.2 guides to learn about how to administer the Valence Portal and use various included apps such as Nitro File Editor, Nitro AutoCode, Nitro Source Editor, Nitro iAdmin, Instance Manager and more.  Also includes extensively detailed docs on using the powerful Nitro App Builder to create your own desktop browser and mobile apps with little or no coding.

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