Overview of BUILD
BUILD is an open-source, cloud-based, and social platform that enables users with no UI development knowledge to create fully interactive prototypes. Without writing a line of code, you can perform user research, design the UI, include realistic data, and share the prototypes with colleagues. Developers can use the code of the prototype as a jumpstart to quickly create the app.
For a more detailed description of BUILD, see the BUILD Overview.
Check out the BUILD Support Site for detailed help topics and video tutorials about using BUILD!
What's New in BUILD 0.3?
The BUILD OS community have been busy of the last couple of months and are excited to share our latest updates to BUILD. Our customers have been waiting for a long time, and here it is: the first version of the BUILD UI Composer!
Along with the UI composer comes:
- Drag-and-drop of UI controls into the prototype canvas.
- Data modeling, sample data management, and data binding.
- Smart templates that make UI design quick and easy.
- A ton of bug fixes and technical improvements.
Make a Contribution
So you want to contribute to BUILD? Good choice! There is lots of scope for contribution, and there's plenty to do! Popular contributions include bug reports, feature requests, and new features. This document describes how to make contributions to any of these modules.
- install GIT
- install npm.js - only version 1.4.28 is supported
- install node.js -versions 10.33 and 10.38 are supported
- install mongodb -only version 2.6.x is supported
- Follow install for your OS @ https://github.com/TooTallNate/node-gyp/blob/master/README.md#installation
###Download / Clone
Clone BUILD repo
git clone https://github.com/SAP/BUILD.git
Install required node modules (dependencies) (note, you need to be in the BUILD/ folder within the repo):
npm install -g grunt-cli cd BUILD/BUILD/ npm install
Initialize the database(Required just the first time):
cd server node initSchema.js node setDefaultAccess.js cd ..
Start the BUILD application (for Dev):
Go to http://localhost:9000 in Chrome browser and click Join
####Admin Settings You can manage your user settings with the Admin module. Install the Admin module here: http://github.com/sapbuild/Admin. You can log in to the Admin module using your BUILD account details.
####Debugging the Node.js backend Starting BUILD with "grunt serve" will start the debug server on the default port 5858. You can connect to this debugger session with tools like Webstorm or node-inspector. The easiest and fastest way to debug the Node.js backend is to use node-inspector. You can install node-inspector globally via:
npm install -g node-inspector
and connect then to the running server via
The option --no-preload will speed up the initiliziation dramatically as it doesn't preload all source files, but loads them when neccessary.
Having a problem? Create a bug or ask a question using the BUILD Issue Tracker, send a mail to email@example.com or send a tweet to our twitter account buildwithbuild and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Modules in Build
This project is licensed under the Apache Software License, v. 2 except as noted otherwise in the License file.
Please do not remove this license from cloned or forked versions of BUILD.
###Licenses for Contributors
In Memoriam Notice
The BUILD community wishes to dedicate BUILD to the memory of our recently deceased colleague and friend Luan O’Carroll. Luan was a technology innovator and a great promoter of the open source philosophy. He was highly respected for his expertise, passion, curiosity, and his ability to push the boundaries. He is sadly missed.