Welcome to Tulip Essentials
In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to build your own applications in Tulip. The emphasis here is learning by doing. In each section, you’ll learn a core feature of the Tulip platform by building a fully functioning application along with me. If you’re new to application development, don’t worry. The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of no code development. In no time, you’ll be adding logic to apps, manipulating databases, and adding automation to your workflows. If you’re a seasoned developer, this course will help you transfer your knowledge to the no code context.
By the end, you’ll be able to scope, design, execute, deploy, and manage production ready applications.
How to use this course
Everyone learns differently. And everyone comes to Tulip with different experience and expertise. So everyone will have different needs when it comes to learning Tulip.
Here’s how I recommend using the course.
If you're new Tulip, or new to application development, I suggest completing the course from beginning to end. Watch the videos. Do the exercises. And follow along with the “Build it with Me” videos. This way you’ll get experience in the platform as you’re introduced to the concepts and features that you’ll use in every app.
That said, this course is designed to be comprehensive.
If you already have some Tulip experience, you may want to spend more time working the platform and less time on the video content. In this case, do the exercises and build the course’s applications along with me, and treat the videos more as reference material--filling in gaps and adding context in the areas where you need help.
After a near decade of teaching experience, I’ve observed that the two most important factors in learning anything are getting your hands dirty and time. So as you learn Tulip, I’m in favor of any strategy that involves you building apps and spending time working through problems.
How to earn the certification
There are three ways to earn the “Tulip Basics” certification.
First, you can complete the course. Completing the course, here, just means watching all of the videos (though you should definitely do the exercises). When you complete the course, a certification will be issued to you automatically.
Second, you can build the applications featured in the course. Submit a link to your applications to [email protected], and I’ll review them. If they work, I’ll send you your certification.
Finally, you can share any application that you’ve built in this tread in Tulip Community, so long as it uses all of the features covered in the course (variables, triggers, tables, analytics, etc.).
How to set up Tulip
If you already have a Tulip account, you should use that account as you complete the exercises in this course. If you’re new to Tulip and need an account, you can begin a free trial here.
If you don’t have a Tulip account and your company is already a Tulip customer, get in touch with your account owner to get started.
Throughout the course, you may find yourself asking for more context or more comprehensive explanations. Or you might just be stuck.
We have tons of articles in our Knowledge Base to get you over the hump. And a community of experts over at Community who can answer your questions. If you want to see what an expert-made app looks like, check out the Tulip App Library. If you just want to see what it looks like to use Tulip in practice, we’re always adding videos to our playlist of tutorials.