Developer Concepts

If you've read about the Platform Overview and got a chance to Building Your First Mod but want to learn more, explore these Developer Concepts to learn design patterns and best practices for accomplishing what you need with PixieBrix.

  • Text Template Guide: useful for referencing variables in text or running nunjucks templates to perform functions throughout your mod

  • Types of Mods: essential for understanding options for triggering a mod and best practices for configuring triggers effectively

  • Using Bricks: bricks are the building blocks of PixieBrix and this section helps you understand how to best work with them

  • Data Context: mods store contextual data and produce data throughout the mod run that you can access and store

  • User Input: learn about collecting information and verifying data with users as they run your mods

  • Working With APIs: useful for interacting with other tools for your automation

  • Working with Markdown: useful for styling forms and interfaces

  • Control Flow: create multiple paths of execution based on outcomes from previous bricks

  • Transforming Data: modify from bricks to get information in the format you need

  • Building Interfaces: style modals and sidebar panels for interacting with users during automation and displaying responses

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