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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!

In a never-ending attempt to reduce the amount of time it takes to get changes incorporated into apps, OutSystems has up-leveled your ability to properly capture context and user feedback directly – across all devices.

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Whether it be a QA engineer that spots something that doesn’t quite look right or a business user that just wants that OneMoreThing™, the days of crude screenshots, emails, spreadsheets, and steaming abyss of unfindable requests are over. Use your tablet to let your development team know exactly what you want. Draw on the screen. Add a voice note (“I would love to see a graph here that shows the relative efficiency of my different service techs”), or just type something in. Everything the user sees and annotates gets balled up into a nice user story that developers can review in a beautiful interface that also allows them to jump directly to the screen in question and begin implementing the change. Ridiculously efficient and effective! (more…)

  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

Discussing Agile Platforms and Tools

Last Monday I had the pleasure of participating in a Sogeti event dedicated to Agile Platforms and Tools. The event was organized by Samuel Ranzato and it was split into three talks: one about Visual Studio 2010, presented by Clemens Reijnen from Sogeti; one about the Rational tools, presented by Ton van Velzen from IBM; and one about the OutSystems Agile Platform, presented by myself. (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…)

  Platform in Action

Energy Industry Agile Method & Platform Success Story

Track 1 started with a great presentation by Sandra Fernandes, Project Manager of Glintt, that shared an interesting case study of a solution delivered to REN Trading (a large Portuguese utilities company, part of REN).

The main takeaway of the session was the very positive results Glintt reaped from using an Agile Methodology approach.

Sandra began by explaining REN’s business, which is actually very complex – just like most Utilities companies I’ve come across! Let me try to summarize it: REN is responsible for managing a large array of processes from energy production to CO2 emission allowances. (more…)