byld vs JavaScript/Typescript

byld vs JavaScript/Typescript


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When customizing Model-driven apps, if a complex scenario arises that cannot be achieved using the form editor, developers extend apps using JavaScript.

Coding provides flexibility, but it imposes a burden on companies in terms of developing and maintaining the source code. Additionally, it demands proficient skills to generate high-quality code.

Is there a viable alternative? In this article, I will explore the no-code alternative to writing client-side code in model-driven apps.

byld flows

"byld" is a product that empowers makers to expand the functionality of apps by executing intricate scenarios without the need for coding. Similar to Power Automate, byld features an intuitive user interface that aims to minimize the learning curve associated with such tools, making the process of app extension both accessible and user-friendly.

With an extensive array of more than 60 action steps available in byld, creators can harness their creativity to seamlessly enhance app functionality and elevate user experiences within mere minutes. Explore the examples provided below:

The comparison

The following table illustrates the distinctions between Byld flows and client-side code:

Coding Required๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Yes๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Yesโšก No
Custom triggersโœ…โœ…โœ…
Solution-aware componentsโœ…โœ…โœ…
Can be added to Dataverse solutions automaticallyโŒโŒโœ…
Can be unit testedโœ…โœ…๐Ÿ”œ
Fast to setupโŒš Takes timeโŒš Takes timeโšก Can be done fast


byld is an evolving tool with a continuous development plan focused on expanding its capabilities in the future. The ultimate goal is to become a comprehensive no-code solution for extending PowerApps.

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