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OutSystems Rock Stars: The MVP Program

Developers and others who are passionate about OutSystems Platform—and infuse this passion in all they do—matter to us. To show our appreciation, on May 2, 2016, at the Developers Morning event in Lisbon, an awesome group of people became OutSystems MVPs.

We could list a few of them here, but that wouldn’t be fair to the others because they’re all so amazing. You can get to know them on their very own MVP web page. (more…)

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OutSystems Community Gets a Makeover

We all know developers are the lifeblood of a software platform. This year OutSystems has made it a top priority to support our developers by providing more tools and resources to help them learn and become experts in our platform. Today, we are pleased to announce the first step in that direction – a new and improved home for our growing worldwide community. We have created a brand new community homepage, and we improved our developer forums by adding requested features to make life better for everyone using them. (more…)

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Empowering the Citizen Developer with Self-Service IT

This article originally appeared on the Intellyx BrainBlog, Feb. 9, 2016

Enterprises across all industries are in the midst of difficult, bet-the-company changes we call digital transformation. And yet, there remains broad confusion about the scope of the word digital.

While the rise of mobile technologies are the impetus for many such transformations, digital goes well beyond the choice of user device. In fact, digital transformation reflects the fact that customer preferences and behavior are driving enterprise technology decisions – and such technology decisions impact the entire organization, from innovative, customer-focused efforts all the way to the traditional IT organization. (more…)

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The Job Market for OutSystems Developers Heats Up

(Justin has been an OutSystems Developer for multiple companies including FICO, Conigent and Wodify.)

bcard-outsystems-jobsWhen I first encountered OutSystems Platform in 2009 it was because I was writing for TechRepublic. A few months after my initial review, I had a personal project, and I thought that I would give OutSystems Platform a chance, because I liked so much of what I saw. I had no idea that this personal project would lead me down the path of becoming an independent consultant; becoming the lead developer on one of the biggest, most heavily-used OutSystems projects in the world; and then to my current role, enabling dozens of developers at a large company to deliver outstanding work to clients worldwide. (more…)

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The 13 Commandments of DevOps

Your IT organization doesn’t have to be made of silos or lag behind whenever it needs to quickly react to market demands.

Your teams can collaborate and communicate with agility. And you can get your Developers and Operations in the same boat, moving in the same direction, as one, while improving the way you satisfy business needs.

Of course you already have some kind of cross-team collaboration, the right people, and some tools and processes. Is that structure enough? Does it really address your organization’s IT challenges? Probably not quite. (more…)

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From Hardcore Coding to Dragging Circles – A Scary but Fruitful Journey

As a software developer, you’re probably the kind of person that loves a mental challenge. You live for the feeling of coming up with that elegant algorithm, describing it to someone, and then smiling as they go silent for a while and then say admiringly “wow yeah, that can work.” You probably also enjoy that exhilarating feeling you get after a painstaking two-hour debug session, where you patiently gathered piece after piece of obscure information, looking for patterns, and finally everything clicks. Or even better, the feeling of power you get when you fix the issue with one line of code – the right line of code. It’s awesome! (more…)

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Taking OutSystems Knowledge to the next level

Today we are proud to launch the first installment of a new way our customers and partners can get faster and better help from OutSystems.

As part of our continued growth, OutSystems has prioritized delivering better ways to help our customers and partners be successful. Our new Public support knowledge base is a central part of this strategy and further expands our world-class enterprise support and friendly Community to make sure no question goes unanswered. (more…)

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OutSystems Online Training 2.0 – More Options, More Expertise!

In the two years since we launched our free online training page, we’ve been paying attention to feedback from our developers and community members. So we’ve been working behind the scenes to enhance the online training experience and make it even easier to learn OutSystems Platform.

Here’s what’s new… (more…)

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How I Built a Texting App and Connected to a Government Database – in 24 Hours

I like hackathons. And one of the main reasons I like them is the limited time period the organizers enforce. I take particular satisfaction in delivering production quality and relatively large apps in less than 24 hours. I can do this because a large portion of the work is done with the help of a RAD tool – OutSystems Platform. (more…)

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Native vs Web vs Hybrid: Which Mobile Architecture is Right for Your App?

Picking the right mobile architecture for your apps can amount to a million dollar decision. And there isn’t a one-size-fits-all architecture to solve all mobile problems.

Based on our years of experience helping our enterprise customers deliver mobile applications, our team of mobile app experts have compiled a guide to help you select the right mobile architecture. The guide includes a decision tree and a set of simple instructions that help explain the benefits and tradeoffs of each type of mobile approach. (more…)