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OutSystems Community Gets a Makeover

OutSystems is pleased to announce a new and improved home for our growing worldwide developer Community. We have created a brand new Community homepage, and we improved our developer forums by adding requested features to make life better for everyone using them. Come check out the Community enhancements!

Mike Cahoon and CP Kelco Take Top Honors at 2016 Midmarket CIO Forum Awards

midmarket-cioIt seems like just a few months ago, but it was last year at the 2015 Midmarket CIO Forum when Mike Cahoon, VP and CIO at CP Kelco, first learned about OutSystems. Now, a year later at the award segment of the 2016 Midmarket CIO Forum, Mike was honored with the Award of Excellence in the Office category for his partnership with OutSystems. While not all OutSystems Platform customers are recognized in this way, each company that uses our Platform can empower itself to digitally transform its business. (more…)

Forrester Low-code Platforms

Analysts Rate the Best 14 Rapid App Dev Platforms (Low-Code Development)

For the past few years, visionary developers, enterprise architects, and CIOs have started a quiet revolution. They have discovered the secret to operating at two speeds between conservative legacy systems and innovative systems that support digital business.

When Marc Andreessen said “Software is eating the world,” it was before the mobile IT revolution. Yet this remains true, every business today must rapidly innovate to reflect the way they engage with customer journeys – delivering new apps quickly! (more…)

Gartner Report

In Only Two Years, OutSystems Is the Highest Among Visionaries in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

When I talk about OutSystems, the term “visionary” invariably comes up. The idea of a rapid application development platform was visionary in 2001 when we started OutSystems, just as our decision to offer it as an application platform as a service (aPaaS) was three years ago.

So of course we are ecstatic that Gartner has again recognized our vision. What’s more, we have moved from Niche Player to Visionary in their recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service, Worldwide, 2016. This news also comes right on the heels of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, 2015 report that also ranks OutSystems as a leader. To me, this means we’re conquering a nice share of the market. (more…)


UX for Enterprise: Why You Should Play Devil’s Advocate when Business and User Needs Clash

As custom applications become more common and more critical to businesses, there’s a tendency to think in grander terms than what the business and the end-user really needs. People may look at what’s available in the app store and get sidetracked from what the company and its employees require to achieve their goals. (more…)


Empowering the Citizen Developer with Self-Service IT

This article originally appeared on the Intellyx BrainBlog, Feb. 9, 2016

Enterprises across all industries are in the midst of difficult, bet-the-company changes we call digital transformation. And yet, there remains broad confusion about the scope of the word digital.

While the rise of mobile technologies are the impetus for many such transformations, digital goes well beyond the choice of user device. In fact, digital transformation reflects the fact that customer preferences and behavior are driving enterprise technology decisions – and such technology decisions impact the entire organization, from innovative, customer-focused efforts all the way to the traditional IT organization. (more…)


The Job Market for OutSystems Developers Heats Up

(Justin has been an OutSystems Developer for multiple companies including FICO, Conigent and Wodify.)

bcard-outsystems-jobsWhen I first encountered OutSystems Platform in 2009 it was because I was writing for TechRepublic. A few months after my initial review, I had a personal project, and I thought that I would give OutSystems Platform a chance, because I liked so much of what I saw. I had no idea that this personal project would lead me down the path of becoming an independent consultant; becoming the lead developer on one of the biggest, most heavily-used OutSystems projects in the world; and then to my current role, enabling dozens of developers at a large company to deliver outstanding work to clients worldwide. (more…)


The 13 Commandments of DevOps

Your IT organization doesn’t have to be made of silos or lag behind whenever it needs to quickly react to market demands.

Your teams can collaborate and communicate with agility. And you can get your Developers and Operations in the same boat, moving in the same direction, as one, while improving the way you satisfy business needs.

Of course you already have some kind of cross-team collaboration, the right people, and some tools and processes. Is that structure enough? Does it really address your organization’s IT challenges? Probably not quite. (more…)


Forbes Says OutSystems Is a Top 6 Cloud Computing Company to Work for According to Employees

One of the great perks of this job is having our customers tell me how much they like our product and services. It’s an amazing feeling. Knowing that our people recommend OutSystems as a top place to work gives me no lesser feeling.

OutSystems is such a unique place to work because of the smart and innovative people who’ve made it their home. (more…)


The Developer’s UX Checklist: Essential Steps for Adopting a New Perspective

This checklist contains the most important questions developers must ask, and answer, to make the difference between delivering a decent User Experience and one that’s great. Follow this checklist to see if your application’s UX is on the right track.