I was excited to read a story in PM Network profiling our client, SATA International, an airline headquartered in Portugal. The article highlights how SATA – using OutSystems – built a custom airport operational management system after the packaged software vendor behind their previous application came to them at renewal time presenting a significant price increase. (more…)
Today, more than ever, analytics are the keys to success. One of the areas that is still very hard to measure is the productivity of your application development teams.
While finding out how productive your teams are might seem scary, it is far better than not knowing. In this post I will provide three steps and some resources to help you start down the path to understanding the productivity of your application development teams. Once you have a means to measure and monitor, then you can iteratively improve your application development productivity. (more…)
There’s no pattern for innovation in an enterprise – while R&D might be responsible for driving new products, someone in logistics or facilities might think up the multi-million dollar selling feature as opposed to a product-design PhD. The same goes for innovation with corporate IT – new applications aren’t always driven by developers but often by the specific necessities of a certain business unit, whether it’s sales, HR or management. (more…)
There’s no better way to try technology out than to build a real-lifeapplication with it. Taking an idea for a product and developing it is a great way to understand the value and shortcomings of any new tool.
This is exactly what Justin James decided to do with the Agile Platform and he’s journaling his experience of developing his new web app, Rat Catcher, in a series of diary entries that are being published in Tech Republic. You can check out his first set of entries: Diary #1, Diary #2.
Earlier this week InfoWorld delivered its findings after reviewing multiple web development tools. They looked across five key areas to compile the score; Ease of Development, Extensibility, Portability, Documentation and Value. The products reviewed were Alpha Five Version 10, Iron Speed Designer 6.2.1, Visual LANSA for the Web 11.5, OutSystems Agile Platform 5.0, and MLstate OPA S2 Beta. (more…)