Coding Comparison - Exemplifying 'Low Code'

I decided to write this short post following a comment some time ago on my comparative review of Airtable, Knack, Zoho Creator - which is now revised to include Ninox. In that comparison, I stipulate that Zoho Creator and Ninox's languages were very efficient in terms of number of lines required and simpler to understand compared to using Javascript (with Knack). Read More…
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Airtable, Knack, Zoho Creator and Ninox Comparison

In this revised article (now including Ninox), I am going to compare the features of Airtable, Knack, Zoho Creator and Ninox – three of these are platforms I’ve chosen to work with for clients following an extensive evaluation of the no/low code database market. Read More…
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Relating to Relational Databases - Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced the basic concepts of relational data and how it mirrors Things and Processes in the real world. In this article I am going to look further at relating information - in particular Many to Many relationships. Read More…
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Relating to Relational Databases - Part 1

I've been working with Relational Databases for years and one thing has always been clear to me - that most people just don't 'get' them. This series of posts aims to correct that using examples from one of the databases I work with in my practice, Ninox. Read More…
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Sending a PDF document from your database with Integromat

I've seen several requests on Knack's and other forums asking how to send PDFs from their databases. The recent introduction of Integromat's PDF app, which converts HTML into a PDF, really makes this possible. Read More…
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Presenting at KnackCon London...


Next week, on the 9th and 10th November, Knack are holding their first user conference in the UK! We're expecting some exciting information about forthcoming features as well as sessions covering best practices for building your apps. Read More…
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Discovering Integromat

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If you've been following my blog at all closely, you'll have seen a number of posts discussing the use of Zapier to automate and integrate databases created with Airtable, Knack and others. Integromat is an intriguing alternative with a wide range of additional features… Read More…
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Joining the Knack Builder Network and Sample App

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I've recently become a member of the Knack Builder Network which involved having an App reviewed as part of the process. Coming from an HR software background, I naturally chose to build an HRMS solution to put forward and, in this article, I provide a link to the app so that you can check out the capabilities of the platform. Read More…
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Creating Multiple Records with Forms

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I recently read a post in a database forum where the questioner asserted that it wasn't possible to use an online forms app like Cognito Forms to capture multiple records for a database in a single form - using Zapier to take the form content and populating the database. I thought this was unlikely and in this post I am going to share how this is done. Read More…
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Knack Database Review

Knack is another relatively new entrant to the Online Database space - and takes a more traditional 'database like' approach to the subject compared to Podio and Airtable reviewed previously. Like the other products, though, Knack doesn't require any coding - although there is the option to add some code if required. Read More…
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Database Practice

After spending several years focussing on building Apps with Access Web Apps, we have decided on a slight change of direction for the business and, using our experience of building Web databases, start to offer database consultancy services to client. Read More…
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