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App Feedback Wasn’t Built in a Day But It Was Built to Last

Imagine this: it’s your first day at a new job. You walk the halls of the engineering department and can’t help but be mesmerized by the brilliant people you are about to work with. Competent, brilliant engineers building a product they love. A product I already loved. This was me back in 2012, when I set a personal goal: one day I will be able to add at least one line of code to this beauty. (more…)

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Building a Full-Stack Visual Debugger: The Team Story

I’m a runner. I love to run.

I love feeling the wind against my skin, my heart pounding in my chest as if it were about to explode; there is pain, and I feel exhausted but, at the same time I feel the exhilaration, a burst of energy I didn’t know I had. I keep running; I run toward the horizon. I keep putting one foot in front of the other; step by step, I beat my own limits. Step! Step! I have a purpose, a goal, and I can’t or won’t give up. (more…)

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It’s Alive! How a Live Style Guide Improves Your Project

Today, numerous businesses depend on digital platforms. And that means it’s critical for applications to adapt to user needs over time. A live style guide can optimize this process. Let’s take a look at how. (more…)

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The Importance of Debugging in Earnest, Low-Code Style

Occasionally there are those eerie moments as developers where things seem too good to be true. You’re sitting at your desk. You’ve built a new and cool mobile app in low-code. You’re testing out some of the logic in your visual model. The app is running on your iPhone. You’re debugging the visual model. On a PC. Yep, I said, on a PC.

Then you wake up to find out you’re still using Chrome DevTools, and it was all a dream… or was it? (more…)

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Learning the New ABCs: The Top 5 Takeaways from Web Summit

Web Summit, the largest tech conference in the world, was held in Lisbon from November 6-9, 2017, near our Linda a Velha office. The OutSystems team was there, helping attendees relax and checking out what CEOs from tech giants like Oracle, Tinder, Slack, and Reddit had to say. Here are our top 5 takeaways from too many Web Summit sessions to count. (more…)

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Red Pill or Blue Pill? Our Astronaut Mascot Gets a Name

On September 19, 2017, at NextStep Lisbon, we revealed our new OutSystems Community Mascot and shared the story of how it came to be. All that was missing was a name. So, after starting from sketches on a table to a trip to the CEO’s office, our astronaut traveled to you for an identity. (more…)

PEACE Out: A Leading Insurer Cuts Development Time from 6 Months to 21 Days to Help Victims of Terrorist Attacks

Terrorist attacks frequently claim innocent lives and damage property. FWD Philippines (FWD PH), a leading insurer in the Philippines, realized this clear and present danger. As a result, it decided to offer its customers a digital product that provides financial coverage for victims of terrorist attacks. The challenge? Drastically shorter development time.


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In This LifeTime: Enterprise-Grade DevOps with OutSystems and VSTS

In the last few years, I’ve seen OutSystems help large enterprises develop their mobile and web solutions—from building public websites to the delivery of internal mobile apps.

OutSystems is a low-code platform for rapid application development (RAD) you can use to build enterprise apps. Therefore, with OutSystems, developers and IT teams can create, deploy, change, and manage custom mobile and web applications that run seamlessly on all devices.


Lessons from the Trenches: Practical Advice for Replacing or Enhancing Lotus Notes Applications

Find out what two executives learned while migrating Lotus Notes to modern apps built using the OutSystems low-code platform.

As Head of Enterprise Business Systems at Surbana Jurong, a Singapore-based infrastructure and urban development consulting company, Aravind Kumar had an ambitious agenda. Replace more than 50 legacy Lotus Notes applications that his company had used for over a decade as part of improving operations. Using the OutSystems low-code platform to build better applications was a key part of meeting that goal. Yet, to pull it off he faced an unexpected challenge.


Mind the Talent Gap: Addressing a Growing Shortage in IT

Have you noticed that it’s getting harder to find qualified professionals to meet today’s IT demands? Surveys back up this talent gap. According to a report by Manpower Group in late 2016, employers are experiencing the most acute across-the-board talent shortage since 2007. And, among the top in-demand roles globally, IT staff ranks just behind skilled trades. (more…)