The Code Generation Dilemma

“That’s great, but what do you generate?” We hear this a lot at LANSA from prospects.  Companies are scared to death to move to something which doesn’t generate C#, or PHP, or even RPG.  Here’s the problem: they’re looking in the wrong direction.  I’ve seen advertisements for ‘low-code’ development environments. One vendor even espoused that … Continue reading “The Code Generation Dilemma”

Shadow IT & citizen development – Love IT or Loathe IT

  No wonder the IT backlog is mushrooming.  Many IT departments are struggling to deliver mobile applications, getting cloud-ready and other digital innovation initiatives, while also taking care of an unrelenting volume of maintenance. There is wide agreement that the ‘need’ for shadow IT and its more legitimized progeny, citizen development, is caused by IT … Continue reading “Shadow IT & citizen development – Love IT or Loathe IT”

Building business apps for mobile devices should be easy (part 3)

This is the third blog of series of three. The first blog covers how Native, Hybrid and HTML Mobile App Types Compare and the second blog covers a variety of criteria you need to analyze before you can decide on the Development Tools.  This blog series is based on an article by Richard Lancaster, published by MC Press at http://www.mcpressonline.com/wireless-/-mobile/you-want-to-build-business-apps-for-mobile-devices.html#sthash.G9xwG1TP.dpuf This third … Continue reading “Building business apps for mobile devices should be easy (part 3)”

Building business apps for mobile devices should be easy (part 2)

This is the second blog of series of three.  The first blog covers how Native, Hybrid and HTML Mobile App Types compare and the third blog covers Development Tools for Mobile Apps. The blog series is based on an article by Richard Lancaster, published in MC Press at http://www.mcpressonline.com/wireless-/-mobile/you-want-to-build-business-apps-for-mobile-devices.html#sthash.G9xwG1TP.dpuf This second blog covers: Which business processes and transactions to … Continue reading “Building business apps for mobile devices should be easy (part 2)”