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App Feedback Wasn’t Built in a Day But It Was Built to Last

Imagine this: it’s your first day at a new job. You walk the halls of the engineering department and can’t help but be mesmerized by the brilliant people you are about to work with. Competent, brilliant engineers building a product they love. A product I already loved. This was me back in 2012, when I set a personal goal: one day I will be able to add at least one line of code to this beauty. (more…)

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Building a Full-Stack Visual Debugger: The Team Story

I’m a runner. I love to run.

I love feeling the wind against my skin, my heart pounding in my chest as if it were about to explode; there is pain, and I feel exhausted but, at the same time I feel the exhilaration, a burst of energy I didn’t know I had. I keep running; I run toward the horizon. I keep putting one foot in front of the other; step by step, I beat my own limits. Step! Step! I have a purpose, a goal, and I can’t or won’t give up. (more…)

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It’s Alive! How a Live Style Guide Improves Your Project

Today, numerous businesses depend on digital platforms. And that means it’s critical for applications to adapt to user needs over time. A live style guide can optimize this process. Let’s take a look at how. (more…)

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The Importance of Debugging in Earnest, Low-Code Style

Occasionally there are those eerie moments as developers where things seem too good to be true. You’re sitting at your desk. You’ve built a new and cool mobile app in low-code. You’re testing out some of the logic in your visual model. The app is running on your iPhone. You’re debugging the visual model. On a PC. Yep, I said, on a PC.

Then you wake up to find out you’re still using Chrome DevTools, and it was all a dream… or was it? (more…)

João Almeida - Software Developer Engineer at Microsoft

In This LifeTime: Enterprise-Grade DevOps with OutSystems and VSTS

In the last few years, I’ve seen OutSystems help large enterprises develop their mobile and web solutions—from building public websites to the delivery of internal mobile apps.

OutSystems is a low-code platform for rapid application development (RAD) you can use to build enterprise apps. Therefore, with OutSystems, developers and IT teams can create, deploy, change, and manage custom mobile and web applications that run seamlessly on all devices.


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Small Budget Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools Compared – 2017

If you’ve read my cross-platform guide for free tools but found you need more services and support, you’ve come to the right place. And if you choose a small budget tool, you will give your mobile project a real fighting chance in the marketplace.

Free Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools Compared – 2017

As a developer with personal projects, I rarely commit to dropping loads of cash on my pet ideas. I prefer to hack something together rather than pay for a tool to shrink my development time. As a cost risk, I consider time less valuable than my limited supply of discretionary funds— that is, until my side-app hits it big and I rake in the billions. So this list includes open source and free-to-use tools that any developer can use immediately.

Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools Compared – 2017

Budgets are limited, and time even more so. When you’re under the gun to deliver a great mobile experience, the road map for building an iOS, an Android, and a Windows application stretches farther than any executive could permit. Even when you answer solely to yourself, the demands of jaded mobile users will push you to your limits.

Gordon Cooper, Morgan Freeman and Magic: The Story of Our Mascot

A goal of NASA’s Mercury program was to determine the effects of space travel on the human body. And Gordon Cooper was among the last of Mercury’s human-sized guinea pigs. Gordon’s only responsibility on his flight was to sit tight and experience the marvels of space, thanks to Mercury’s automatic controls and preset flight path.
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Avoiding Enterprise App Hate With Speed, Agility and…Marketing?

Think enterprise app hate squared. The prevailing attitude in development circles is that marketing is an unnecessary evil that plagues the rest of an organization. Developers, engineers, R&D mostly see it as a useless discipline full of silver-tongued (or fingered)…