How to Use a Business Rules Engine to Your Advantage

In this “key considerations” installment, I’ll cover why a Business Rules Engine should be a key consideration when choosing a low-code platform. In my prior blog entries (first, second, third), I mention other helpful tips and considerations. Business Rules Engine Maintaining table definitions, connections and business rules is an ongoing challenge. Hard coding them in …

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The Ugly Truth About Traditional Application Development

Gartner predicts that market demand for application development will grow at least five times faster than the available skills and resources to enable IT to deliver it through 2021. Why? Because the complexity of application development is at an all-time high. The sheer number of languages, skillsets and frameworks-of-the month that programmers are expected to …

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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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GDPR – The journey has only just begun

As a marketing professional, this week has been quite unlike any other. The implementation date for GDPR has really focussed minds and although some say, “it’s not a deadline”, the reality is that it has been treated that way by many. As has been the case for many of you, here at LANSA, there’s been …

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