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Forge Ahead with OutSystems and Asana Integration: How to Use App Feedback for Easy Project Management

Meet the OutSystems App Feedback feature. Specifically called out in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms 2017, this feature makes it possible for users to let you know, directly from the app, what they think or what’s causing them problems. So, let's take a look at how you can integrate App Feedback with Asana using Forge components.
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For All My Life I’ll Feel It: Lack of Empathy Kills User Adoption

Your software or app is brilliant. Everyone on your team says so. Management is over the moon. Months later, it’s basically an icon or tile sitting on a screen, ignored and idle. Users have rejected it and are either using something else or suffering in silence. What happened?
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Software QA Testing: 9 Essential Principles

Software QA testing is an engineering process. It focuses on measuring the quality of a system and making sure the application will meet end-user expectations. As such, it is an essential activity because the processes of developing and maintaining software…

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Agile vs frAgile: Handle Your Scrum with Care

Agile has became the reference approach for modern product development in the last few decades. However, we still see a lot of misinterpretation and abuse of its core values. This is so common that there is a name for it. The experienced Agile community likes to call this unwanted byproduct frAgile. If you don’t handle it with care, it is sure to shatter your product. With this in mind, I’m going to walk you through a few examples of how Agile can indeed become frail, and how all of them are inevitably linked to frAgile anti-patterns.
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There Isn’t Always an App for That

Have you ever had a brilliant idea for an app only to stumble upon a reddit post where someone shares an idea similar to yours? Then, as if that weren't bad enough, the most popular comment is from someone else saying "There's an app for that"? If this sounds familiar, let me tell you a secret (spoiler alert!). There isn't always an app for that.
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The Consummate Component Checklist for Developers

Components are one of the most important aspects of modern visual programming platforms, which enable reusability of code and repositories of component libraries. Here's a handy development checklist that guides you through the process and helps you ensure you don’t forget something important.
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The Alexa Project, Part 2: Get Visual and Get An Alexa Endpoint in Just 5 Minutes

Hello, ladies and gentlemen... I’m back and ready to show how to apply rapid visual development to code crafting for an Alexa endpoint. I’m not only going to share how you can visually develop an Alexa endpoint, but I'm also going to demonstrate that it can be done in just 5 minutes.
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Ta(l)king Alexa to the Next Level: Alexa Plays the Field Services App

Ever since I bought my own Amazon Echo and set it up in my living room, I had been thinking about doing voice integration with Alexa. When I read my colleague's tutorial on how to set up an Alexa skill, I knew I had everything I needed to create my own project.
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Dr. Strangecode, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Low-Code

Low-code? How could something that hid my handcrafted, precious code be good for me? And I just knew it would probably spit out code that was worse than the stuff Frontpage produced — with 10 times more HTML than was ever necessary. I was pretty sure my career as a hardcore coder (a badge I wore proudly) was over.

Delegate This! The Project Tasks Developers Can Leave to a Low-Code Platform

Developers build systems to solve problems. Business problems. In the planning of an application, we are, unfortunately, not immune to the forces of economics. When we consider a budget and a timeline, our primary concern is feasibility. That is, can we set expectations such that we will deliver what we and the client have agreed on?

Requirements discovery is hard, and it’s unrealistic to expect all requirements to be clear at the outset of a project. New information will be unearthed and new stakeholders will contribute their viewpoint down the line. In fact, it’s likely that the project you’ve scoped originally will change materially by the time you deliver it.

There are aspects of a project that repeatedly slow down the development process, and they are ones that low-code platforms are well suited to handle. Here are a few examples.
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