Linx FAQs 

What is Linx?
1. Linx is a low code platform for building and hosting backend applications like APIs, integrations and automations. Think of us as Visual Studio for low-code plus a devops team to run your application for you.

2. A Linx application does not have a user interface. Instead, it allows you to build API’s that interact with front-facing applications like mobile apps or websites. The Linx application is managed through a Linx Server which has a management interface.



Who uses Linx?
Developers, DBAs, Devops and other IT professionals. Anybody with a good understanding of how programming works. 



What can I do with Linx?

  • Application Integration:  Access APIs, databases & files from one application & convert them for use in other applications
  • Web Services: Create REST or SOAP web services, connect to databases, send emails, write files, call APIs, etc
  • Microservice or API layer creation: Use Linx to expose your current systems' functions as a fully-fledged API layer
  • Automate Data Transfers: Schedule or trigger the transfer of files over networks with message queues, FTP or email 
  • Business Process Management: Automate business processes to improve efficiency & reduce errors 
  • Extract, Transform, Load: Aggregate, synchronize and migrate data across systems and databases  
  • Rapid Application Development: Deliver innovation fast without disrupting normal business operations


Can Linx work with my current stack?
Yes, Linx has no limitations on what it can work with. When our plugins or generic interfaces to common technologies fall short we code it.


 

What are the main components of Linx?

COMPONENT DESCRIPTION COMPARATIVE COMPONENT INSTALLATION HARDWARE REQUIRED
Designer IDE Graphical solution designer Similar to Visual Studio, with drag and drop functionality Desktop (exe) Windows 10 and above
Plugins Packaged functionality for common operations on databases, files, web services, APIs etc. Similar to NuGet or npm packages None None
Server Server application to host one or more solutions .Net Application Server with built-in monitoring, configuration management and security On-premise, public or private cloud SaaS: None, On-premise: Windows Server 2019

 



Can I access Linx on Apple or Linux?
Users can run Linx via a virtual machine. See our instructions here.



What support do you offer?
Linx has an extensive documentation site in addition to an active community site. Linx also offers a full suite of professional services including training, solution reviews, custom solution development and experts on demand, among other services.



Does Linx provide a front end or UI?
Linx does not produce user interfaces or a front end. It is purely a back-end tool for producing automated processes or APIs, faster than you would if you had to custom code. If you need a web site builder, we recommend Stadium which, likewise, is a low code tool.



What is the difference between Linx and other tools such as ETL, RPA, Workflow etc?
Linx is a general-purpose low-code platform while most other tools are domain-specific. See more here.

Although many of Linx’s functions are similar, there are several areas where Linx excels. For example, Linx will take your business further and faster by helping to control the input and output of data without the need for custom coding or expensive development.



What databases are supported?
Linx works with all databases with an OleDb, Odbc or Ado.Net provider. Examples are MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySql, PostgreSQL, Firebird or MS Access. Linx also supports MongoDB – a NoSQL database.

 

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