What Makes a Software Application Suitable for Enterprise Use?

Enterprise application development has never been more difficult and pressing. In the race to deliver, some of the complexities are left too late into the project causing budget overspends or worse, complete failure of the project. The complexities are things that separate the needs of the enterprise from those of standalone software applications. If an …

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Brunswick Drops Open Source, Picks Up Development Speed

Recreational bowling centers have morphed from smoky old hangouts to state-of-the-art family entertainment centers. The transformation is continuous as centers work to strike the perfect balance between meeting the needs of loyal customers that live for weekly league play to attracting new patrons that crave a modern experience. Brunswick Bowling dominates the industry when it …

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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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