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State of Application Development Trends
  Perspectives

Application Development Trends: New Research Highlights Major Challenges Facing Developers, Architects and IT Managers

The age of digital transformation has placed incredible pressure on the shoulders of IT. Application development trends – from integrating existing systems to developing new web apps to the accelerating need for mobile computing – are putting greater demands on IT for custom application development.  

To find out how IT professionals are dealing with this pressure, we surveyed more than 3,200 developers, architects, and IT managers from around the world. We asked them about their biggest challenges and what they’re doing about them.   (more…)

  Platform in Action

Change Management Simplified – Grant Me Your User Feedback!

OutSystems has streamlined and extended its App Feedback feature. The ability to properly and directly capture context and user feedback is available across all devices - with specific goodies for mobile - along with a beautiful new developer interface! This blog post provides screen shots and a short video explaining the new functionality. We hope you enjoy this update and that you use it to great effect further crushing cycle time.
  Dev Zone

3 Steps to Measure Your App Dev Productivity

Today, more than ever, analytics are the keys to success.  One of the areas that is still very hard to measure is the productivity of your application development teams.

While finding out how productive your teams are might seem scary, it is far better than not knowing. In this post I will provide three steps and some resources to help you start down the path to understanding the productivity of your application development teams. Once you have a means to measure and monitor, then you can iteratively improve your application development productivity. (more…)

Celebrating Programmer Day with Warp Development

Annually, on the 256 day of the year, developers worldwide celebrate “Programmer Day“! This was a surprise to me but I was ready to join the festivities when I got the invitation to present at an event organized by one of our customers, Caixa Seguros. With a group of over 300 developers this company’s IT management decided to celebrate this special day with an event dedicated to Development Practices, Innovations and Challenges.  (more…)
  Dev Zone

The Departmental Web App – From Niche to Mission-Critical

There’s no pattern for innovation in an enterprise – while R&D might be responsible for driving new products, someone in logistics or facilities might think up the multi-million dollar selling feature as opposed to a product-design PhD.  The same goes for innovation with corporate IT – new applications aren’t always driven by developers but often by the specific necessities of a certain business unit, whether it’s sales, HR or management. (more…)

  Dev Zone

The Departmental Web App – From Niche to Mission-Critical

There’s no pattern for innovation in an enterprise – while R&D might be responsible for driving new products, someone in logistics or facilities might think up the multi-million dollar selling feature as opposed to a product-design PhD.  The same goes for innovation with corporate IT – new applications aren’t always driven by developers but often by the specific necessities of a certain business unit, whether it’s sales, HR or management. (more…)

  Dev Zone

A Developer Diary: Justin James on the Agile Platform Service Studio

There’s no better way to try technology out than to build a real-lifeapplication with it. Taking an idea for a product and developing it is a great way to understand the value and shortcomings of any new tool.

This is exactly what Justin James decided to do with the Agile Platform and he’s journaling his experience of developing his new web app, Rat Catcher, in a series of diary entries that are being published in Tech Republic. You can check out his first set of entries: Diary #1, Diary #2.

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Overcoming Extreme Customer Environments with Agile

“Agile is key to overcome difficult customer environments”

José Luís Ferreira, Partner at Pessoas & Processos (P&P), took the audience through a voyage to Africa, and shared his adventures in delivering a custom Facilities Management System for Sonangol, the largest oil company in Angola. (more…)

Lawrence Wilkes Discusses Modernizing Legacy Software
  Dev Zone

Dos & Don’ts of Legacy Modernization Question 3

As a follow-up to our previous post; here is the third and final interview question from our conversation with Lawrence Wilkes, Director and Principal Consultant with Everware-CBDi, on how IT departments are addressing their legacy modernization:

Q.3 What are the top three mistakes people make when addressing their legacy? (more…)

  Dev Zone

Dos & Don’ts of Legacy Modernization

We recently met with Lawrence Wilkes, Director and Principal Consultant with Everware-CBDi, to talk about how IT departments are addressing their legacy systems.

We will post Lawrence’s response to the following three questions over our next few blog posts:

  • What are the top three things you’ve seen people do to successfully address the competing demands of new build vs. legacy modernization with limited resources?
  • Is there a role for model-based tools like the OutSystems platform in legacy modernization? (more…)