Ways to get started

To start creating an app with Divblox, you need to configure a development environment (also known as a deployment environment). To do this you have a number of options:

  1. The first and easiest way is to spin up a Divblox sandbox where you can get a feel for the Divblox environment and play around with most of Divblox's features

  2. A slightly more advanced option that allows for more complex features, is to download the Divblox VirtualBox image and import that as a virtual machine on a local machine of your choosing

  3. The third, and most hands on option, is to configure a Divblox deployment environment from scratch on a machine of your choosing

Sandbox vs local deployment

In a local deployment environment, more advanced features are available:

  • You can configure your server variables and modules
  • You can configure your database connections
  • You can export to native
  • You have full access to your entire code base
  • You can deploy your app to another deployment environment

A deployment environment is defined as an instance of a project, that is hosted on a web server, which is accessible by a user. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • A local web server on a development computer
  • A cloud based web server