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Cloud version of Service Studio

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Build a Service Studio version to run on cloud so anyone can use it and access it by browser. This way there is no need to have a version for every platform.

Created on 16 Dec 2016
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Interesting idea, browser versions and flavours could present some challenges though, especially the number of different browsers vastly exceeds the number of different operating systems that OS is available for.

There is an experimental online Development Environment - http://devenv.outsystemscloud.com/#/ - but it has many limitations, namely it's slow and the adding of images or other resources is limited.

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Merged this idea with 'Drop the native versions of the IDE and go to a web only interface' (created on 20 Jul 2018 07:04:21 by André Ramos)

Both ServiceStudio and IntegrationStudio



Merged from 'Drop the native versions of the IDE and go to a web only interface' (idea created on 20 Jul 2018 07:04:21 by André Ramos), on 23 Jul 2018 07:35:24 by Vasco Pessanha

Changed the category to Service Studio




Merged from 'Drop the native versions of the IDE and go to a web only interface' (idea created on 20 Jul 2018 07:04:21 by André Ramos), on 23 Jul 2018 07:35:24 by Vasco Pessanha

André,

Even if web-based interface could seem to be the future of this, I don't think this should be done.

If ServiceStudio and IntegrationStudio are only web-based that means everything you do on it will ave to have a server call. That can create delay on work if your company has a severe policy regarding web and you could be in a situation where most of requests were blocked or lost due to that policy.

Also, if Outsystems go all in on web-based interfaces, we lose the ability to work without internet connection. Imagine you are working on a module which has lots of changes to be made and you wont do a 1CP until you finish it but you can save it on disk and resume later. Without internet connection this wouldn't be possible to do.


Best regards,

Abílio Matos



Merged from 'Drop the native versions of the IDE and go to a web only interface' (idea created on 20 Jul 2018 07:04:21 by André Ramos), on 23 Jul 2018 07:35:24 by Vasco Pessanha

I do not agree,  having native service and integration studio is in my opinion a plus of Outsystems. Usability and performance will be hard to keep equal in a web interface. 



Merged from 'Drop the native versions of the IDE and go to a web only interface' (idea created on 20 Jul 2018 07:04:21 by André Ramos), on 23 Jul 2018 07:35:24 by Vasco Pessanha

Having tried a number of OutSystems' competitors that use a Web interface, I can assure you... YOU DON'T WANT THIS.

Yes, it's convenient and cross platform. That's where the benefits end.

The UI has itty bitty little slowdowns all over it, making it EXTREMELY frustrating, especially with all of the drag/drop and over mouse-activated stuff. You end up having to do some ugly things with the UI to make stuff work. Forget multi-monitor stuff, that won't work at all (or anything else where two separate windows would be helpful). Any company who wants to develop in an on-prem situation can't do it, unless you set up some sort of VPN between the Web IDE and their systems. Companies developing highly-secure apps won't work like this.

I have worked with quite a few OutSystems environments where I had to VPN to their network, THEN remote desktop to a secured desktop in order to develop code and view the application, there is no way those organizations will work with a Web IDE.

Now, maybe if the UI was PERFECT and perfectly smooth and felt 100% like a real desktop application... then I might say, "oh well, let's ignore those super security conscious enterprise clients"... but they make up a good size portion of the userbase.

J.Ja



Merged from 'Drop the native versions of the IDE and go to a web only interface' (idea created on 20 Jul 2018 07:04:21 by André Ramos), on 23 Jul 2018 07:35:24 by Vasco Pessanha

Well said, Justin!

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