What You Need Before Getting Started

The Morfik development environment has been developed primarily to fast-track the process of building user-friendly, interactive web applications.

Developers can code with familiar high-level languages such as C#, Pascal and Basic, and the Morfik compilers will generate all the JavaScript code, HTML and even many of the visual elements required to implement the application. Ready-made functions in the form of widgets and packages can be plugged in to easily add function to your application, and the use of themes makes it easy to update and customize its appearance.

In fact, the slowest part of developing with Morfik—as with all new tools—is working out how to use it. Once you’re past that stage, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.

So, what is the best way to get productive as quickly as possible?

Install Morfik

Check that your existing system meets the requirements for installing Morfik and then download and install either the evaluation or full version of Morfik. Installing Morfik ...

Review the documentation

You can’t read though all the information in these pages in one sitting, but at least scan through the list of contents on the Morfik wiki Home page. Don’t forget the Reference section at the bottom of the Home page. There is lot to learn about Morfik, and these pages will remind you what is what, and how it all fits together.

Note: Information is arranged logically into sections about important areas such as the user interface, databases and deployment. These sections generally start with a very useful overview of the topic.

Try the tutorials and examples

Our tutorial “Building your first application with Morfik” is a great place to start learning about how Morfik works. You will become familiar with the terminology, commands and concepts used throughout Morfik.

You’ll also find other useful examples of working with Morfik throughout this documentation, with many of them based around a basic Content Management System (CMS) with User Authentication. The CMS example demonstrates how a database can be developed and accessed using Morfik.

In addition, there are a variety of sample projects at Morfik.com for you to download and explore.

Build your own Morfik application

Once you are familiar with the concepts used in Morfik, you might want to try building your own application. This page gives a good introduction to the thought processes that are involved in planning out your application.

Note: Morfik takes quite an innovative look at many of the 'old-school' approaches to web application development and some of the terminology and abstractions used can take a bit of getting used to. At any time when using Morfik, pressing F1 will take you to the relevant Morfik wiki page. For example, you might want to know more about a menu that appears when you hover over the Ribbon, or about an object that you have selected. This context-sensitive help is only available in version 2.4.

Add functionality to your application

Morfik provides an every-increasing supply of packages and widgets that make it easy to add popular functions, links and advertisements to your page. These are listed on the Morfik wiki Home page and can also be downloaded from the Morfik.com website.

Stay informed

The Morfik Developer Assist program responsible for these add-ons also produces a regular newsletter with the latest Morfik news and links to the latest add-ons. If you have not already done so, register here to access the add-ons and receive regular updates from Morfik Development Assist.

Morfik developers and management also share release news and company developments through Morfik Blogs. Users also have a chance to comment and ask questions through this forum.

So there you have it. Make the effort to get started with Morfik, and you will find that you can product interactive web applications faster than ever before. Enjoy.

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