Dev Zone

A lot goes into engineering the perfect low-code development platform. Get the details firsthand from the obsessive craftsmen who do it for a living, along with tips and tricks for making your own low-code projects as smooth as butter.


Here Comes the Sun: A Solar Panel Monitoring System Built With OutSystems

Who knew that an old mobile phone, duct tape, a grid tie converter, and OutSystems could produce a solar panel monitoring system even Arduino could envy? All it took was a little ingenuity and some elbow grease. Get all the details in this blog post.

How Failure Led to Text Merge Success

Sometimes even the best-laid UX features can go awry. The trick is to turn tragedy into triumph. Learn how the OutSystems collaboration team took lemons and made lemonade in the form of a text merge editor that users love.

Designing a Solution for Scott: From Blank Canvas to Faster UI Development

Imaginary friends aren't just for children anymore. This is the story of the project we called faster UI development; it was recently unveiled with OutSystems 11. In it, you'll meet Scott, the persona (aka imaginary friend) who helped us get it done.

Going for the Clickable Prototype: New Adventures in Lo-Fi

Fail fast to fail cheap is one of the oldest rules in the software testing handbook and the same is true for app dev. With lo-fi prototypes, you can fail faster than ever, and succeed faster because of it. Read on to learn some tips and tricks on designing momentum boosting mockups.

The Silky Road to OutSystems UI: A Mobile Application Tale

So, this happened. Just as a UX/UI expert was about to about start whipping up patterns for a mobile app, she heard "Please don’t create any new patterns; just use OutSystems UI." In this article, find out what she learned as she followed these instructions.

Brace Yourselves: OutSystems IDE Quarterly Highlights Q3 2018

The OutSystems IDE had one of its biggest quarters ever, with all kinds of new features and enhancements. Check out this post with all the highlights and see how development with OutSystems is faster and better than ever. Be prepared for a great surprise at the end, too.