Industry Spotlight: Efficiency, ease of low-code power digital transformations

Low-code solutions are often viewed as a means for non-technical people to create line-of-business applications and as a way for developers to create custom solutions that solve specific business needs. An example offered in the first of this series of articles described a restaurant owner who needed a unique software development solution for food purchasing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mendix Assist, IBM UrbanCode, and the FreeBSD Foundation

Mendix has announced a new AI-assisted development solution for low-code application development. Mendix Assist is based on machine learning analysis from more than 5 million anonymized app flows. According to the company, it provides 90 percent accuracy on next-step suggestion, and quality, performance and maintenance recommendations. Mendix Assist is designed to provide hands-on mentoring for … continue reading

Google’s low-code environment App Maker is now available

G Suite users can now build custom apps to meet their businesses needs with the availability of App Maker, G Suite’s low-code environment. The solution was first announced in November of 2016. “Analysts estimate that the right custom mobile app can save each employee 7.5 hours per week (that’s a week’s worth of lunch breaks!). … continue reading

Hand Coding vs. RAD

A guide to low code solutions

Appian: Appian’s platform combines the speed of low-code development with the power of process management, and more. It allows teams to quickly build unified views of business information from across existing systems, and lets them create optimized processes that manage and interact with their data. Users can also deploy their enterprise-grade app everywhere — with … continue reading

What does your company or tool bring to the low code process?

Mike Hughes, director of product marketing for OutSystems The flexibility of OutSystems is unmatched in the industry. Using our visual development environment, organizations of all sizes accelerate their development timelines. Whether it’s to bring legacy systems up-to-date or to develop new full-stack cross-platform mobile apps, our low-code platform and single-click deployment make it easy for … continue reading

Low code development: It’s not just for business users

Software developers have the wrong idea when it comes to low code development. Because of low code’s visual, drag-and-drop programming approach, it has often been associated with business users or citizen developers. This reputation has many developers skeptical of bringing it into their workflows, but with the pressure to be faster and transform to digital, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MIT’s lane-change algorithm, PostgreSQL 11 beta 1, and Oracle APEX 18.1

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a new algorithm for self-driving cars. The new lane-change algorithm allows for more aggressive lane changes than the currently available algorithms do and relies on immediate information about other vehicles’ directions and velocities, rather than on statistical models of the environment. “The optimization … continue reading

Jitterbit Harmony Summer ‘18 release updated for GDPR and SAP S/4HANA requirements

Enterprise integration platform-as-a-service solution provider Jitterbit announced the newest version of its Jitterbit Harmony iPaaS utility with the Summer ‘18 update today, focused on interconnecting the multitude of modern cloud services. Jitterbit Harmony aims to lower the barrier of entry for users looking to interconnect and manage APIs with a click-based, low-code environment. This latest … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: No-code solutions help developers help themselves

When low-code and no-code tools first hit the market, developers were nervous. Their fear, of course, is that line-of-business workers would be given tools that could allow developers to be replaced. Or worse, that they’d be called upon to fix the problems created by citizen developers when they tried to go too far and messed … continue reading

OutSystems launches new AI Center of Excellence for app development

OutSystems has embarked on a new initiative to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning to software development. The company announced Project Turing, an initiative designed to explore how AI and ML can transform software development in the next decade. Project Turing is named after the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Red Hat Decision Manger 7, Apache NetBeans 9.0 beta, and new cybersecurity task force

Red Hat has released Decision Manager 7, its low-code development solution for business rules. Decision Manager is designed to allows citizen developers to build applications that automate business decisions. “It’s entirely possible to create a fully working application purely by creating the business rules in Decision Manager,” said Phil Simpson, JBoss product marketing manager at … continue reading

Guest View: In the future, developers will be judged on mindset over skillset

“The future of coding is no coding at all.” It was a bold proclamation for Chris Wanstrath, CEO of GitHub, to make at the company’s recent Universe Conference considering he heads one of the most important companies for developers. But I can’t help but think Chris is on to something — technology is transforming development … continue reading

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