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3 Wizards and a Baby Deliver Magical Native App Publishing

Once upon a time, OutSystems users couldn’t build native mobile apps. Our tech stack was focused entirely on web releases and responsive design. For the higher-ups who dreamed up OutSystems 10, the golden goose was native app development. And they wanted the publishing experience to remain instant. This is a story about the three wizards charged with making that happen and how they delivered native app publishing... and a baby.
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Low-code Predictions: On the Right Side of the Digital Tipping Point?

There is a digital tipping point in the market fueled by three converging themes around low-code application development: mobile development is crippling, expectations from business are accelerating, and IT is hitting the productivity wall. How will these play out in 2017? Read the predictions for low-code development.
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CSS Vertical Align for Everyone (Dummies Included)

Getting content correctly aligned, pretty and basically awesome isn't an easy chore in CSS. So, if you've been struggling with CSS vertical align, you've come to the right blog. Alex Santos, Esquire, Master of CSS, is at your service. I'm going to walk you through this.
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Ghost in the Machine Learning: Recommender Systems

When you’re browsing sites like Netflix or Amazon, you get recommendations on what to watch or buy next. This is actually a big deal, and companies offer huge prizes to make these algorithms better. One way to make these predictions is through the use of recommender systems.
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What Happens When a Low-Code Platform Meets Battleships?

Do you remember playing Battleship? It’s the game where you try to track and sink your opponent's ships before they manage to do the same to you. It was a lot of fun and made the task of coordinating a navy look easy. In reality, managing a navy and all of its assets — vessels, aircraft and munitions, not to mention all of the personnel associated with operating and maintaining those assets — is a huge undertaking.
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Top 3 Mobile App Dev Trends for 2017

In the last days of 2016, conversations are turning to what will be big in 2017 in the world of mobile app development, I thought I’d follow a tradition I started in 2012 and make my predictions about mobile app development for 2017. Here are my top 3.
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Quantifying the ROI of Low-Code Platforms: Is it too good to be true?

There’s a lot of talk today about low-code platforms, and the role they play in unlocking digital transformation through rapid application development. At OutSystems, we have seen first-hand the benefits low-code application development brings to our customers in terms of speed, time-to-market, and competitive advantage. And although these benefits are exciting, we wanted to quantify the real impact faster development times have in terms of cost, benefits, payback, and real return on investment (ROI).

So, a few months ago we set out to find a third party to conduct ROI research with real customers. Our goal was to provide unbiased and completely objective reports on the quantitative benefits of OutSystems. Boston-based Nucleus Research has published more ROI case studies than any other technology research firm. They conduct in-depth assessments of actual deployments to quantify the value a customer received and to tell the story of how they selected, deployed, and adopted a solution. So they were the obvious choice for this project. (more…)

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The Myths of Low-Code: 3 for the Storybooks

This is the third installment of our Leading with Low-Code Blog Series.

Once upon a time, a guy named Thomas Bulfinch wrote a storybook about the Greek and Roman Gods. It promptly became a very big deal and is still being used in universities today to help people understand Homer, Socrates, Pythagoras and other fathers of philosophy, math and algorithms.

Why am I bringing this up in an article about coding? Good question. The answer starts with a simple term: Low-code development. It’s become trendy. It’s a new favorite topic for the big-name analysts. Lots of vendors are offering it. Companies who have long backlogs and customer demands for mobility are eating it up. (more…)

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Winning a Hackathon With OutSystems 10 (and Without Going Berserk)

Some OutSystems developers saw a bigger opportunity in a recent hackathon: to test the limits of OutSystems 10. Vision, teamwork and low-code development led to a big win.
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10 Rules for Creating a Mobile Look and Feel

Mobile is all the rage these days. Having a world of knowledge in our pockets has become a commodity, and we’ve grown accustomed to certain standards. Developers need to understand how to meet the lofty expectations of a world where something like 60 frames per second can be the difference between a huge success or a major disaster.

How can you go about creating apps that meet those higher-than-ever expectations?

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