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…)
Low-code Earns High Marks Infographic – We talk a lot about the value of low-code development. Low-code platforms help overburdened, under-resourced IT departments build apps fast and drive business results. But it means more when we hear it directly from IT managers who face these problems every day.
So, OutSystems asked IDG Connect to survey IT decision makers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE. They provided their views on traditional software development versus modern “low-code” approaches. (more…)
This post, which will shake up your idea of black boxes (and the much-maligned Pandora), is the second in a multi-part series that examines why developers like me have negative reactions to low-code platforms. If you’re a completionist too, you will want to read the first one before you continue: Why Your Team Won’t Low-Code: Job Loss. (more…)
What is low-code? Low-code is a way to design and develop software fast and with minimal hand-coding. It enables skilled people to deliver value more quickly and more reliably. Developers skip all the infrastructure and re-implementation of patterns that can bog them down and go straight to the unique 10% of an application. (more…)
When US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) wanted to replace its legacy physician portal, it looked to OutSystems for help building a new physician portal. USACS is the nation’s leading physician-owned provider of integrated acute care. One of the company’s top priorities was to ensure that its new portal was much more collaborative, allowing physicians to complete more of their work outside of the emergency room. (more…)
Are your developers weary of low-code platforms? Do they fear low-code job loss?
I know where they’re coming from. In mid-2016, I evaluated the upcoming OutSystems 10 release as a native mobile developer. I knew little of web development and nothing of low-code platforms.
As I slogged through tutorial after Portuguese-accented tutorial, I realized I was creating complex products without as much as a blink. And this tool was significantly easier to learn than traditional software development.
Google recently announced a new low-code solution for developers and we welcome them to the market! They join OutSystems and other vendors (see Oracle earlier in 2016) who recognize that IT teams are struggling with huge backlogs and resource challenges and need a faster, better way to deliver apps.
As a result, the low-code market is booming, and ZDNet predicts it will be a $10 billion industry by 2019. But let’s not celebrate too quickly. (more…)
This is the second installment of our Leading with Low-Code Blog Series.
In a recent BrainBlog post I discussed the spectrum of low-code/no-code platforms. At the no-code end of this spectrum are tools for business users to create a variety of business applications via straightforward, drag-and-drop style interactions.
At the other extreme, low-code platforms like OutSystems focus on accelerating and streamlining the work of professional developers, as they build enterprise-grade applications.
Fair enough – but what do we mean by enterprise-grade? (more…)
As the “low-code” platform market explodes, many non-technical employees of today’s organizations are able to build enterprise-class applications by assembling pre-built components using simple, drag and drop capabilities.
This “citizen developer” movement, however, is only a part of the low-code story. In fact, the platforms in this market fall on a spectrum from true “no code” environments suitable for non-technical users on the one hand, to platforms that help bona fide developers accelerate and simplify the creation and deployment of applications that require custom coding. (more…)