Linx vs. Traditional coding 

The development of backend applications - such as APIs, microservices, automations and integrations -  is time-consuming, complex and requires highly skilled developers.  Linx was designed to enable more developers to build backend applications and to shorten development time. 

Linx Traditional programming / Hand-coding
Getting started
Install Plugins for the functionality you want to use (e.g. REST, Database). Installation is point and click.
Time spent: Minutes.
Select a framework to use and install the dependencies for any additional tech you want to use.
Time spent: Minutes to hours, depending on the technology selected, dependency compatibility and team conventions.
Understanding concepts
Use of Functions, Services and Types.
Ease of use: Easy for anybody with programming experience. It is challenging for non-programmers
Functions, Types and any concepts the framework or dependencies introduce.
Ease of use: Easy for programmers that’s used the selected tech before. Challenging for programmers that haven't. Impossible for non-programmers.
Adding functionality
Drag Functions and Services from Plugins to create your own. Fill in properties and use editors to configure them.
Time spent: Minutes to hours, mainly spent on logic, not on tooling details.
Write code. Use the functions and types in the dependencies as building blocks.
Time spent: Hours to days, needs to deal with much more finely grained code, language, framework and dependency concerns
Hitting roadblocks
Use generic drag-and-drop Functions or code it. You need to code it.
Debugging
Similar to most programming IDEs with the addition of Function and Service level debugging, e.g. write a Function and then immediately debug it. Mostly standardised across IDEs.
Deployment
One-click directly from the IDE.
Time spent: Minutes.
Compile, install on host, run or set up continuous deployment.
Time spent: Hours.
Management, logging & metrics
Built-in as standard.
Time spent: Zero.
Decide what tooling to use, build it into the code, set up the dependencies.
Time spent: Hours to days.
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