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Visual Programming Is Unbelievable… Here’s Why We Don’t Believe In It

Visual programming has been an unfulfilled prophecy for years. As so many other areas, like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or speech recognition, when the hype was high, the underlying technology wasn’t there yet. But that was not its only problem… In this blog post, Tiago Simões explores the evolution of visual development languages and the psychology around why the market has been slow to adopt this approach.
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The 5 application development myths you need to ditch in 2015

As the market evolves and old trends vanish into thin air, a new set of myths pops up and percolates throughout organizations big and small. In this post, we look into five often-seen application development myths that you should leave behind this year to be truly successful.
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Change Management Simplified – Grant Me Your User Feedback!

OutSystems has streamlined and extended its App Feedback feature. The ability to properly and directly capture context and user feedback is available across all devices - with specific goodies for mobile - along with a beautiful new developer interface! This blog post provides screen shots and a short video explaining the new functionality. We hope you enjoy this update and that you use it to great effect further crushing cycle time.
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How I Built a Texting App and Connected to a Government Database – in 24 Hours

I like hackathons. And one of the main reasons I like them is the limited time period the organizers enforce. I take particular satisfaction in delivering production quality and relatively large apps in less than 24 hours. I can do this because a large portion of the work is done with the help of a RAD tool – OutSystems Platform. (more…)

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Native vs Web vs Hybrid: Which Mobile Architecture is Right for Your App?

Picking the right mobile architecture for your apps can amount to a million dollar decision. And there isn’t a one-size-fits-all architecture to solve all mobile problems.

Based on our years of experience helping our enterprise customers deliver mobile applications, our team of mobile app experts have compiled a guide to help you select the right mobile architecture. The guide includes a decision tree and a set of simple instructions that help explain the benefits and tradeoffs of each type of mobile approach. (more…)

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Rapid Application Development: Moving the Problem to the Right

We hear it all the time: As the development queue grows, so does the pressure on IT to deliver. Managers and executives want mobile applications yesterday, and IT is struggling to simply keep its head above water. As a result, many IT organizations are on a mission to reduce development time. Unfortunately, we’ve found that this only serves to move the problem to the right, so to speak. Let me explain. (more…)

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The Evolving Market for Rapid Mobile App Development Tools

The mobile landscape is changing rapidly, with users demanding an ever more robust and evolving experience on any mobile device, from anywhere. As a result, enterprises are faced with an increasing mobile backlog, which is directly affecting enterprise revenue and productivity. A recent survey by Opinion Matters, sponsored by OutSystems, found a broad-ranging, increasing shortage of skilled mobile developers. (more…)

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Forrester Wave Report: OutSystems Named a Leader in Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms for Rapid Developers

The Rapid Application Delivery (RAD) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) markets are littered with solutions that attempt to solve various challenges application development and delivery (AD&D) organizations face today.

So when Forrester recently released their Wave report on Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, we were pleased to read their advice on navigating this space and choosing an appropriate solution.

The analyst firm highlights the value of PaaS as it applies to three different use cases or developer types. We at OutSystems are proud to have been recognized as a Leader for rapid development.
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Ovum’s take – Make sure your Rapid App Delivery (RAD) solution can keep up

We talk a lot about how a Rapid Application Delivery (RAD) solution like OutSystems Platform can enable IT organizations to deliver custom mobile and web applications more efficiently than traditional methods. But it occurred to me as I was reading a recently published On the Radar by analyst firm Ovum how much the success of a RAD platform depends on the provider’s ability to keep pace with change. (more…)

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Mobile Application Development Without Compromise

After a lot of irrational exuberance that led to a lot of chaos involving the development of mobile applications in the enterprise, more rational approaches to building these applications rapidly are finally starting to gain sway. (more…)