Intro to Low-code: The Transformative Potential for App Dev

Low-code development platforms enable the creation of software applications using far less program code than would typically be needed versus traditional computer programming languages. Software development is often a lengthy and complex process so low-code’s promise to simplify, accelerate and reduce the cost of application development is a very attractive proposition for busy software teams. …

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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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On the Road in Europe

I’m just back from a week traveling across Europe with my colleagues, delivering an update to our customers on the latest release of Visual LANSA (version 14 SP2). As a new member of the team, it was a valuable opportunity for me to meet so many customers in London, Paris, Breda and Amsterdam. I’m impressed …

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Frank Sarnelli named IBM Systems Magazine “Fresh Face”

It’s not surprising Frank Sarnelli joins the list of young professionals who have been named by IBM Power Systems Magazine as a “Fresh Face” to the IBM computing community. Frank has a burning desire to push the boundaries of technology to solve enterprise business problems and meet customer needs. Frank joined the LANSA Technical Support …

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How Low-code Can Slash the Cost of Software Maintenance

A commonly known rule of thumb in software engineering, which seems to hold well for systems of record (SOR), is that maintaining software comprises between 60 to 80 percent of the total cost of ownership. [This same rule might well apply for the systems of engagement (SOE) that persist more than a few years before …

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