RAD, 4GL, MADP, RMAD, MXDP, LCDP, hpaPAAS . . . . What the?

Without turning this into a lecture, below is a short overview of low-code, hpaPaas and other Rapid Application Development platforms that we have seen in the last few decades, more-or-less in chronological order.  What are the overlaps and differences between all these development tools and platforms?  Why should you care? What is Computer Aided Software Engineering …

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Low-Code – not your uncle’s RAD

Low-code development platforms can make application development simpler and deliver better quality applications faster. But, wait a minute, haven’t we heard similar promises before? Since the eighties we had CASE, 4GL, RAD and more recently MADP, RMAD, MXDP, DXDP, hpaPaas and no-code platforms.  How is low-code different?  More importantly, why should you care? For a …

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Braum’s Speeds Mobile App Development with LANSA

Interested in building mobile apps but don’t have mobile app developers on staff? Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores felt the same pain. The way the company saw it, they could either hire mobile developers, outsource development or find a platform they could train their existing team to use. Given the choice, Paul Clark, Braum’s …

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How Red Frog Events Increased On-Site Event Revenue by 200%

One of the favorite aspects of my job is talking to customers about how and why they chose LANSA. Even more thrilling is when I’m a user of the customer’s technology and get to experience the evolution of their product. Before I had the pleasure of sitting down with Tom Kita, lead software engineer at …

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Faster and Cheaper by going IT alone

Paradigm Housing Group is one of the leading housing providers in the South East of England, managing over 14,000 homes across 33 UK local authorities. When we started over 20 years ago, we already knew that we would have to build a number of systems in-house because, as the first large-scale voluntary transfer (LSVT) in …

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