OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, today announced a partnership with Boncode, a Dutch leading provider of software analysis services. The alliance will give OutSystems customers another powerful resource to ensure that the company’s applications are being implemented optimally for maintainability, reliability, performance, and security.
Agile development enables organizations to build quickly and integrate additional technologies. But as software is updated and new layers of functionality are added, risks increase as organizations try to balance the quality of delivery with speed. Researchers estimate that new business apps contain at least $1M in so-called “technical debt,” the implied cost of additional work to fix errors introduced through faulty agile processes.
The Boncode and OutSystems alliance effectively reduces technical debt, helping organizations to build fast and feel comfortable that the work they’re delivering is at peak quality levels. Having specialized in code analysis for object-oriented technologies such as Java and C#, Boncode coordinated its tooling, dashboard and approach to the specific characteristics of the OutSystems platform. The offering aligns to the strict standards of ISO 25010. This makes it possible to assess the future-proofness of OutSystems solutions and continuously monitor whether applications have been developed correctly and optimally, to ensure that risks are transparent and manageable.
Specific attention has been given to the implemented architecture. Besides visualizing the implemented architecture, the Boncode analysis tool also warns for violations of the OutSystems 4 Layer Canvas model.
Jeroen Meetsma, CTO of Boncode, emphasizes: “Software architecture often has a greater impact on the maintainability of a software product than the quality of the source code. Software architecture should therefore be analyzed in combination with source-code measurement.”
Vopak OutSystems solutions are monitored by Boncode
Low-code customers such as Vopak, one of the world’s largest tank terminal operators for the oil and gas industry, use the Boncode services and tooling to quantify its quality standards.
“The applications developed in OutSystems form the foundation of our business-critical systems,” said Leo Brand, CIO of Vopak. “Independent transparency about the quality and maintainability of the developed systems is therefore essential to our success. The Boncode metrics provide us with the desired transparency and enable Vopak to manage our development process on the basis of facts.”
“Development teams are building so fast and adding so much functionality using low-code, they need to be sure their apps get delivered with high quality and no additional technical debt,” said Mike Hughes, senior director of product marketing for OutSystems. “Boncode’s customized solution helps them take full advantage of the benefits of low-code and gives them the peace of mind they need to meet their organizations’ strategic needs. ”