BMC Helix Platform helps you to build your own applications with the help of different designer consoles, deploy them for the end users of these applications, and manage or configure them. BMC Helix Innovation Studio helps you establish data requirements, expose fields for your user interface, and implement complex powerful business processes.
BMC Helix Innovation Studio is based on a Model View Controller pattern, which helps you to separate database tables, business logic, and user interface. You can upload the applications and libraries developed in BMC Helix Innovation Studio in a central repository, called Marketplace, from where other developers can download them for reuse.
BMC Helix Platform provides the following features to create applications and libraries:
- Solutions for your business needs
- Solves problem without substantial code changes
- Applies new technology to products to enhance your products
- Integrates with other applications
- Creates shareable code extensions
BMC Helix Platform has simplified the day to day activities of different user roles. The product primarily aims at simplifying the regular activities of the roles as shown in the following image:
BMC Helix Innovation Studio includes the following consoles that help you to achieve specific goals:
|Records||Defines the application data model by creating, editing, or deleting the record definitions.|
|Views||Designs the user interface for applications.|
|Processes||Creates and customizes business processes of an application.|
|Rules||Creates and customizes business rules of an application.|
|Associations||Creates associations between records of an application|
|Named Lists||Creates drop-down menus in an application that make data entry faster and more accurate for your application users.|
|Documents||Creates definition to access individual attributes within a metadata object and then use those attributes in an expression for a process|
|Chatbots||Creates and configures single or multiple specialized chatbots.|
|Web APIs||Creates or edits Web API definitions. Web API definitions are the REST API web requests that you use to connect to RESTful services in a codeless way.|
|Events||Creates or edits application events and their attributes that you track to derive usage metrics.|
|Event Statistics||Specifies the aggregation period for the events, such as daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly.|
Creates the application settings interface that you can display on the Administration tab.
The BMC Helix Platform documentation helps new and experienced users implement or use this product. Based on your role, the following sections of the documentation are recommended:
A number of channels are available through which the developer community can get support.
- You can log on to BMC Developer community to get support from other developers by using Developer portal . Experts from BMC can help you out with your queries.
- You can look at Developer portal to collaborate with like-minded developers. You can co-create, innovate, and create applications.
- Access the tutorial to create a sample application.
If you are a Remedy developer, you can review the Comparison between Developer Studio and BMC Helix Innovation Studio capabilities constructs.
Within BMC Helix Innovation Studio, you can use tool-tips to get in-place assistance for populating fields, you can use the guided tours created for key use cases by using the Self-help widget, or you can take a tutorial that takes you through building an application process.
The following video (2:47) provides an overview of accessing the self-help within BMC Helix Innovation Studio:
Recommended skills set
For an administrator
An administrator can create codeless applications with minimal programming knowledge.
For a developer
For a developer to be able to work smoothly with BMC Helix Innovation Studio and codes, the following skills set is recommended.
- Server side application development
- (required) Oracle University Java SE 8 Fundamentals (required)
- (recommended) Oracle University Java SE 8 Programming
- Read Building RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS tutorial
- Client side application development
- (required) Read online tutorial of JSON
The following video gives you information on developing applications:
Before you start creating applications, BMC recommends the following trainings:
Additionally, you can refer to the Tutorial.
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