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 +====== Builders: Start Here ======
 +The WX Wiki (http://​wiki.workxpress.com) is a one-stop shop for all things WorkXpress. ​ Whether you are building a simple public web form or a robust ERP system, chances are you will find answers to your questions here. And if you don't that's our mistake, so be sure to contact your [[Support]] representative to get an immediate answer to your question!
  
 +===== How this Wiki is organized =====
 +  * <​html><​a class="​nav"​ href="#​0"></​html>​**Introduction to WorkXpress**<​html></​a></​html>​ - General info, technical and sales information on the product and company.
 +  * <​html><​a class="​nav"​ href="#​1"></​html>​**Building Your Application**<​html></​a></​html>​ - This section provides "How To'​s"​ for a wide range of specific tasks, grouped by functional category.
 +  * <​html><​a class="​nav"​ href="#​2"></​html>​**Examples and Best Practices**<​html></​a></​html>​ - Example applications,​ diaries, and best-practice examples.
 +  * <​html><​a class="​nav"​ href="#​3"></​html>​**Technical Manual**<​html></​a></​html>​ - Details of each block, tool, and other features.
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 +===== Cut to the Chase =====
 +1. Can you think in basic technical terms? [[Think in Technical Terms]].
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 +2. Can you articulate what you want to build? [[What Can I Build]]
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 +3. Do you understand the mechanics of the WorkXpress Development Model? [[Three Layers Introduction|Blocks,​ Layers and Tools]]
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 +4. Do you understand systems administration and SDLC in WorkXpress? [[Systems Admin Introduction]] ​
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 +===== Quickstart =====
 +This video shows the very beginning stages of building and application:​
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 +**Concepts covered in this video at these time indicators :**
 +  * Trial email and application login : 00:00 - 00:54
 +  * Background and navigation choice : 00:54 - 01:55
 +  * [[Systems Admin Introduction#​Changing Your Password|Password change]] - 01:55 - 02:20
 +  * [[Table|Tables]] - 02:20 - 09:10
 +  * [[Action]] - 09:10 - 18:13
 +    * Specifically a [[Action Type - Set Field Value|Set Field Value]] action.
 +  * [[Relationship Table]] - 18:13 - 28:01
 +    * [[Form Type - List|List form]], [[Field Type - Selection|selection field]], one to many relationship setup
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 +This 10 minute video provides another perspective:​
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 +**Concepts covered in this video :**
 +  * [[Five Blocks|The 5 blocks of WorkXpress]]
 +  * [[Three Layers|The 3 layers of an application]]
 +  * [[Builder Tools|The 5 main development tools]]
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 +===== Common Challenges =====
 +Once you are ready to build your application you will likely encounter one or both of the fundamental types of obstacles that will slow your progress.
 +
 +=== Trouble using the tool ===
 +First, it may not be clear how certain tools are intended to be used. For this type of obstacle, please review the WX Wiki section entitled "​Technical Manual"​. ​ This section catalogs each block, it's settings, and it's intended use.
 +
 +=== Trouble modeling requirements using blocks and tools ===
 +Second, you may sometimes be unsure how to translate your business requirement into some combination of the 5 blocks and/or the 4 tools.  ​
 +This second type of obstacle can be much more challenging. ​ For this, we have created a section "​Building your Application"​ that includes "​How-To"​ articles answering all of the most common questions we receive, grouped by feature type.  It also includes actual development diaries, and best-practice or common practice examples.
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 +We encourage you to study this section. ​ If you come to understand and master each of the articles herein, there will not be much that you can't build in WorkXpress.
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 +===== Examples and Best Practices =====
 +{{ ::​phones.png|}}Would you like to see how other people went about building applications? ​ The [[Dev Diary|developers diary]] section features diaries of actual WorkXpress developers building actual applications. ​ It also features a [[Application Examples|gallery of screenshots,​ videos and application descriptions]] that showcase best practices in application design and usability. ​ Specific [[Best Practices]] in things like design and usability are also showcased here.
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 +Use this section as a resource to get familiar with WorkXpress concepts and capabilities,​ but also to sharpen your understanding of what constitutes well-designed software.
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 +===== Developer Resources =====
 +
 +There are many things some consider developer only activities...until now!  Some things remain developers only, such as using the [[Dev Resources - API|WorkXpress API]] to build integrations,​ and the [[CSS Skin Builder|CSS Skin Builder]] to customize the CSS style sheets.  ​
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 +Information about these things are found in the [[Dev Resources|developer resources]] section.
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 +===== Support Resources =====
 + Our goal is for you to be successful with your project. ​ If you are having any issues, please take advantage of our excellent [[Support]].
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 +
 +===== Managing Applications =====
 +Perform all manner of [[System Admin|systems administration and sdlc management]] from within the WorkXpress platform, accessible at [[http://​projects.workxpress.com]]:​
 +  * Create new applications
 +  * Package and deploy applications to Testing and Production environments
 +  * Create new public and private clouds
 +  * Install apps onto a cloud
 +  * Setup data backups
 +  * Monitor system health
 +  * ...and much more
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 +===== Payments and your wallet =====
 +You will be given your own WorkXpress wallet will be able to process payments and even collect revenues using your WorkXpress account [[http://​projects.workxpress.com]].
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 +Here you can [[Manage Payments on the Platform|Manage your wallet and payments]] using single, or reoccurring payments into your WorkXpress wallet.
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