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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Shadow IT: Friend or Foe?

IT departments like to think of themselves as gatekeepers to their organization’s infrastructure and systems—but that’s not always the case. The term “shadow IT” is now commonly used to describe software applications built and deployed without any organizational approval or support from the IT department. These projects typically happen because IT is seen as unresponsive …

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Taking Shadow IT Out and Into The Light

“We’ve all got a job to do”. While that may be true, it’s precisely the type of thinking that sometimes leads to ungoverned technologies roaming free throughout a business. The term is ominously known as “shadow IT” and it’s when an otherwise well-meaning employee or department goes rogue and downloads, builds or deploys a technology …

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The Low-code Conundrum – Balancing Low-code Productivity with Engineering Best Practice

Companies undertaking digital transformation projects with new, low-code development tools face significant challenges. Especially true when the new applications need to integrate with critical databases associated with Line of Business (LOB) applications. Choosing the right tooling and planning ahead can smooth the digital transformation journey. Most of us who have worked in software engineering for …

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Imagine the Power of One Language

I’ll ask the reader to at least temporarily suspend feelings and thoughts of politics, culture and religion. And, you should cue John Lennon’s “Imagine” to set the scene. Okay, thank you! Please sit down and take a deep breath. Let’s drift off to the land of imagination for a few moments. Imagine if the whole …

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