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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Visual LANSA for Mobile Apps

In my last blog post, I explained what it takes to make a successful mobile app. In this post, I’ll discuss why Visual LANSA is well suited for building enterprise mobile apps and call attention to particular capabilities that help accelerate (mobile) app delivery. Visual LANSA is a powerful low-code, rapid application development platform that …

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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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Agile Sprinting in the Age of Low-code

Agile development provides many benefits to software development, if executed well.  I’m not going into a lengthy definition of the intricacies and pitfalls of how you run an Agile development project.  This article takes a deeper look at one aspect of Agile: The Sprint. Perhaps slightly over-simplified for the most puritanical Agile process enthusiasts out …

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