Lianja is all about ART

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When we set out to develop Lianja we took a complete clean room approach to the overall product rather than looking at any existing technology and trying to copy it. With all of the (mis)information available on the web and a wealth of products out there our goal was to produce something unique that would appeal to both casual and professional programmers alike.

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Using Instant Selections in Lianja

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Lianja App Builder has a lot of built-in functionality to help you build Apps with a consistent user interface and provide an easy-to-understand user experience quickly.

Instant Selections provide immediate super-fast queries against your data as they use filtered indexes to access that data that you query for in the "Instant Selection Dialog".

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Lianja Split View Grid Sections

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Lianja Beta8 Refresh 4 introduces some additional functionality that enables grid sections to be dynamically switched between "Grid", "Form" or "Split" view. Additionally, each section can have its own "Custom Query Builder" to perform data browsing and selection of records or display a custom query builder specific to your App.

This functionality can be enabled for each section individually as Lianja treats all sections an independent "Visual Elements" that can be all related together on a page.

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Using Lianja Aggregate functions

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Lianja has an extensive range of built-in functions to speed up your App development. The data aggregation functions can be used to calculate the count, sum, average, minimim, maximum or all of these values on one pass through a local cursor. They are extremely fast and can be used to create comma separated lists that can be substituted into the parameters for charts, reports or any custom visual element on a page such as the contents displayed in the right sidebars or the contents displayed in section headers or section footers.

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Tools and Extensibility

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Lianja App Builder comes with a whole host of built-in functionality "out of the box". There are occasions however where developers have a requirement to integrate external tools (e.g. git) or build themselves an "App Generator Wizard" or similar tools.

The ability to extend Lianja App Builder with custom tools is simple and straightforward. Tools can be written in any of the supported scripting languages; Visual FoxPro, Python, PHP or JavaScript and they can utilize all of the Lianja App Framework classes and work with the internals of the Lianja App Builder through the Lianja Object Model.

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