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Improving the Delivery Process with Low-Code Development

The UK logistics sector is massive. It’s worth approximately £55 billion to the UK economy and makes up five percent of UK GDP, with 1.7 million people employed by over 63,000 companies. As with many industries, the sector faces various internal and external challenges including stiff competition, price erosion, fuel costs, infrastructure challenges and security, legislation, and governance issues. Other industries have found there is much to be gained from digitally transforming the organization.

Don’t Confuse Low-Code with No-Code

As with most emerging markets, the exploding low-code and no-code segments are fraught with confusion. Even coming up with useful names for the offerings in these categories is a challenge.

New IDC Report Profiles OutSystems, Showcases Latest in Low-code Rapid Application Development

Not to be out-done by other industry analysts that are singing the praises of OutSystems, IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets, has recently released an IDC Vendor Profile report covering OutSystems, the leading low-code platform used for rapid application development.

Chasing Cloud Trends in 2017: From IaaS to PaaS to RAD (Rapid Application Development)

You might describe me as a “Technology Storm Chaser.” I’ve been in the technology world for a long time, and I’ve worked on a ton of cool technologies, including high-performance computing and 3D graphics when it took off in the 90s. I was there when application performance management exploded in the 2000s. And most recently, I went deep in cloud computing in the 2010s and then DevOps/CI/CD.

Bust Your Mobile App Backlog With New Development Features

The best low-code platform just got better with two amazing features to help you deliver beautiful, enterprise mobile apps faster.  If you recall, last year we introduced a library of 140 beautiful UX widgets that can quickly be added to…


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3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Component-based Architecture

Low-code platforms shorten application creation and delivery times. Developers can reuse code and create component libraries. These tools allow developers to build high-quality app components (also known as modules and patterns) and share them with others, boosting application development time and reducing code fragmentation. There was a time when a component-based architecture was a novelty, but now Gartner includes components in the list of criteria for qualifying for their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms. (more…)

Low-code Platforms and the Convergence of Modern App Dev

The market for low-code application development has skyrocketed in the last 18 months. Why? The business drivers are clear and include the increased pressure on IT teams to deliver faster solutions, the shortage of developer talent across the globe, and the increased need for business agility. At the same time, the benefits and success stories of low-code development are also making news: Doubling developer productivity, driving down total cost of ownership, and even reducing technical debt for old legacy systems.

Getting the Lowdown on Low-Code: Who to Follow to be in the Know

On the surface, “Low-Code” development can seem like a no-brainer for a modern organization looking for ways to digitize its business and transform its operations. The new technology promises to speed up the application development process and deliver innovative apps much quicker with better user adoption.

How to App Dev in the Age of Digital Transformation: New Challenges, New Thinking

The drive for software and the myriad applications it offers presents a notable challenge: there are not enough professional developers to keep up with the demand for new software solutions and apps. Add to this the perennial problems of a shortage of time and money and one begins to understand the headache that is befalling many organizations across the globe.
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I Feel So Used: Enterprise Apps and User Research at Mozilla

What do we mean when we say enterprise software is bad? Sure, terrible hacks and technical debt could be weighing the code down. Maybe it’s a nightmare to integrate and administer. But, for most of us, it’s all about the experience of using the software. Just as today agile is pretty much everywhere, it’s now commonplace for consumer-oriented software companies to have at least one user researcher. Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox, has a team dedicated to user research and it’s led by Bill Selman. I asked Bill to tell me about the specifics of what his team works on.