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Expanding functionality: New return function

Expanding functionality: New return function

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A new feature was added to Linx, the Return function. The Return function is the new standard for returning values to the result of a function or to exit a function at any point. This post will go over what the Return function does and how it can be used.

The 28 API tools you need

The 28 API tools you need

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With APIs taking over, more people are asking: What can I use to create my API? Although there are many different API standards and types, we will primarily focus on REST APIs. An API can be as simple as a single endpoint with one purpose, or it can be much more…

Introducing Linx v6

Introducing Linx v6

Seven years ago, we announced Linx 5, a release specifically designed to modernise and commercialise an internal tool we had been using with our enterprise customers for the previous 15 years. By all accounts, Linx 5 was a huge success with our customers and partners....

Guide: Creating a messaging server in low-code

Guide: Creating a messaging server in low-code

This guide follows a process to implement the server-side of a client-server style messaging app. We will implement some web methods, which will be useful for creating a messaging client. However, the following items fall outside the scope of this sample: The...

RealWorld API: How to build it in low-code

RealWorld API: How to build it in low-code

RealWorld is a popular open-source project known as the mother of all demo apps. It is an exact clone of Medium.com (called Conduit) and can be built using any front-end and back-end. This article will share the journey to replicating the RealWorld REST API (Conduit)...

Creating an API for your single page application (SPA)

Creating an API for your single page application (SPA)

Using a low-code platform as the back-end for a single page application (SPA) is an excellent combination — the SPA can be hosted anywhere, the API is quick and easy to develop, and they can evolve independently of each other e.g. if you need a native app, simply...

Integrating with the Microsoft Graph API

Integrating with the Microsoft Graph API

Microsoft offers a RESTful web service named Microsoft Graph API. This tutorial shows you how to integrate with the Microsoft Graph API and Linx, a low-code development tool. By doing so, you can easily extend the functionality of MS Graph with other 3rd party...

GraphQL vs REST  – a low-code API showdown

GraphQL vs REST – a low-code API showdown

REST and (the newer) GraphQL APIs are the core technologies behind most of today's integrations. These APIs allow external developers to tap into the major platforms' functionality and build their custom functionality to suit their needs. The fundamental difference is...

Workflow meets low-code

Workflow meets low-code

We recently discovered open-source workflow engine Camunda after one of our customers mentioned using it with our low-code tool. After looking through Camunda’s documentation, I realized it could be a perfect partner for Linx.   Workflow (or Business Process...

Guide: Building and hosting a low-code REST API

Guide: Building and hosting a low-code REST API

REST API development can be made significantly quicker and easier with the right tools. There are many different API development tools to choose from, a low-code solution can have your API up and running in minutes. This article covers how to build and host an API in...

Microservices: Modernizing the Monolithic Legacy

Microservices: Modernizing the Monolithic Legacy

IT teams always want to build new applications enabling specific functions to ease processes or customers. To balance projects, they sometimes allow distributed teams to work on focused targets using reusable assets, templates, and best practices. While decentralizing...

Linx vs Outsystems

Linx vs Outsystems

Are you looking for an Outsystems alternative? Owing to an increased need for business agility and growing pressure on IT teams to deliver faster solutions, the market for low-code platforms has flourished in the past few years, However, for SMEs and large Fortune 500...

How does the Linx REST Service perform under load?

How does the Linx REST Service perform under load?

We recently ran load tests for the Linx Host Service. In these tests, the CPU load and memory were monitored under heavy load to provide better insights into how the REST API Request Limits perform for the different virtual machines (Azure B-Series) that run Linx....

APIs vs Web Service

APIs vs Web Service

Is there any difference between a web API and a web service? Or are they one and the same? There are many definitions of Web Services as they are not only defined by different organizations but also has gone through many changing stages. When listening to people talk...

The value of internal APIs

The value of internal APIs

Internal APIs are designed primarily to streamline software development and simplify systems and operational processes. These currently represent the vast majority of use cases. Internal APIs are often overlooked since they are aimed at in-house developers. These...

Nielsen’s “Match between system and the real world”

Nielsen’s “Match between system and the real world”

The problem is there are no simple “right” answers for most Web design questions (at least not for the important ones). What works is good, integrated design that fills a need — carefully thought out, well executed, and tested. — Steve Krug One of the difficult things...

How to secure your API with JSON web tokens

How to secure your API with JSON web tokens

JSON Web Tokens (JWT) have become somewhat of an industry-standard for securing REST API’s. The main advantage of JWT is that each token is self-contained, meaning that it contains all information needed to allow or deny any given requests to an API. This means JWT...

Building an API? Consider low-code

Building an API? Consider low-code

APIs have been around for decades - they allow different systems to talk to each other seamlessly, fastly. However, during the past decade, this technology has become a significant force. So then why all the interest in APIs? We all know the usual stories – Uber,...

Automating bulk transfer of Mercurial repos to Git

Automating bulk transfer of Mercurial repos to Git

With Mercurial sunsetting support, it was time to move our repos. But how do you do this en masse? When we received the first communication about Bitbucket sunsetting Mercurial support, there was quite a lot of excitement around the office. All of our source code was...

Low-code APIs for dummies

Low-code APIs for dummies

There are different ways to integrate one system or application with another. Using an API (Application Programming Interface) is one such way. This allows different systems to communicate with one another based upon a set of predefined rules and methods. One way is...

Low-code is no myth for busy IT departments

Low-code is no myth for busy IT departments

Can a working business application be built in a day? Does the app work on desktop and mobile? How advanced are the features? Is there actually zero coding involved?  Just some of the questions we get all the time from seasoned developers. There’s a lot of talk about...

Working with databases in Linx

Working with databases in Linx

Working with databases in your Linx solutions is made easy with the Linx Database plugin. The Database plugin allows you to interact with databases. These interactions include Execute simple to complex SQL Queries Execute stored procedures (you can also pass...

The different types of APIs

The different types of APIs

An Application Programming Interface can be thought of as the way in which programs communicate with each other, accessing data and functionality despite being separate systems. This kind of integration allows for the easy extension of application functionality such...

APIs vs Microservices

APIs vs Microservices

If you work in the world of software, chances are you’ve most likely heard about microservices and the buzz around them. They have become incredibly popular in today’s tech industry, but there tends to be some confusion between them and another buzz word - APIs. So...

What is a REST API?

What is a REST API?

If you’ve ever tried working with data online, chances are you’ve noticed the transactional nature of the internet. You click a link, watch a video, publish a Tweet, and in the background a range of systems communicate in milliseconds. If you’ve looked into how these...

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Monthly Mix is out. Enjoy the best of our content, including news, product updates and industry articles.  FEATURED ARTICLEWhatsapp? Testing your Messenger Server Web Service using Swagger   Last month we showed you how to...

January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to 2021! We're sharing the best of our content, including news, product updates and industry articles.  FEATURED ARTICLEWhatsapp? How to Create a Messaging Server in Low-Code   With the changing demands in messaging apps, we'll show how to build...

State of the API, 2020

State of the API, 2020

Key takeaways from the annual Postman and Smartbear reports Every year, Postman surveys industry members to get a picture of the API industry — to understand who is working with APIs, how they are getting their work done, and where they see the industry going. More...

Top tips for faster development

Top tips for faster development

Tips and tricks from a developer’s experience that you can apply to make your own Linx solution cleaner and easier to maintain and understand. The amount of code in a complex application is enormous. Thousands of lines of code, hundreds of methods and classes means...

Process Flows: From Input to Output

Process Flows: From Input to Output

Code is the backbone of most software programs and applications. Each line of code serves as an instruction—a logical, step-by-step mechanism for computers, servers, and other machines to perform an action. In computer programming, there are different levels of code....

Coding at a high level with low-code

Coding at a high level with low-code

How does low-code development fit into the bigger scheme of computer programming code? Code is the backbone of most software programs and applications. Each line of code serves as an instruction—a logical, step-by-step mechanism for computers, servers, and other...

The Best BaaS Tools to Accelerate Backend Development

The Best BaaS Tools to Accelerate Backend Development

If you’ve worked in IT development, you likely have discovered that several routine tasks take up a considerable amount of your time. You often work under tight time frames and/or under a budget. You may have built several libraries to handle various tasks or even...

5 Tools to Automate Workflows

5 Tools to Automate Workflows

Competition in the modern global marketplace demands automated workflows wherever they’re possible. This means the replacement or supplementation of human resources across many different fields. This can be difficult for the inexperienced to adopt, but luckily there...

Xero API OAuth2.0 Plugin

Xero API OAuth2.0 Plugin

New Xero API plugin with OAuth 2.0 makes it easier for businesses to connect with apps, advisors, and financial institutions. Staying up to date places a high demand on IT professionals and developers available resources. This year is no different. Time is running out...

Making ABC of AWS for Faster Development

Making ABC of AWS for Faster Development

It’s no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow. The new Amazon plugins integrate Linx with the AWS ecosystem, providing a reliable low-code connection between AWS and commonly used programmatic functions, services, external applications and...

Sending Email with Gmail

Sending Email with Gmail

Gmail has additional layers of security, you will need to complete the following steps to have your email delivered.  Below is a quick guide to setting up a Gmail account as your preferred sending address when using email within Linx. 1. In your Gmail...

[ROAD TEST] Traditional vs. Low-code Development

[ROAD TEST] Traditional vs. Low-code Development

Low-code development platforms like Linx enable users to automate processes, integrate software, build APIS and create applications faster and more cost-effectively. They do this by offering a selection of pre-coded, reusable functions and services. These functions...

Smart Teams use RAD Tools. Isn’t Time you Did Too?

Smart Teams use RAD Tools. Isn’t Time you Did Too?

Create code automatically. Build prototypes at lightning speed. Boost your Development and IT teams’ productivity, speed and agility. Prove ROI fast. Rapid application development (RAD) tools are an answer to prayer for many busy developers and IT managers. They are...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Low-Code for IT Professionals

[INFOGRAPHIC] Low-Code for IT Professionals

One of the biggest challenges of the modern IT department is how to get the rest of the business to work cohesively with them. Most companies struggle with communication, agreement and tactics when it comes to designing, securing, and implementing new technology....

The Rise of Low-code API Development

The Rise of Low-code API Development

Low-code development is the new quick win for an over-worked IT department The low-code, or rapid application development platform (RAD), is growing in popularity among busy IT teams. The reality is that organizations of all sizes must find new ways to increase...