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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…)

Low-Code Market Gets Needed Clarity from The New Stack – Leaders, Laggards and Lemmings

The low-code market is evolving rapidly now, yet I still ask myself... “Are we there yet?” Anyone who has taken a family vacation that involved a long car ride knows this question well. It expresses a combination of great anticipation, but also some frustration because it is taking a long time to get to the promised land.
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Small Budget Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools Compared – 2017

If you’ve read my cross-platform guide for free tools but found you need more services and support, you’ve come to the right place. And if you choose a small budget tool, you will give your mobile project a real fighting chance in the marketplace.

Free Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools Compared – 2017

As a developer with personal projects, I rarely commit to dropping loads of cash on my pet ideas. I prefer to hack something together rather than pay for a tool to shrink my development time. As a cost risk, I consider time less valuable than my limited supply of discretionary funds— that is, until my side-app hits it big and I rake in the billions. So this list includes open source and free-to-use tools that any developer can use immediately.

Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools Compared – 2017

Budgets are limited, and time even more so. When you’re under the gun to deliver a great mobile experience, the road map for building an iOS, an Android, and a Windows application stretches farther than any executive could permit. Even when you answer solely to yourself, the demands of jaded mobile users will push you to your limits.