Oftentimes when we are tasked with choosing the right platform to transition our software and services from point A to point B, our goal is to examine ease of use, scalability of solutions created, ownership of code, and stability. We find a solution that fits our immediate needs, and we are able to modernize programs and systems that have become antiquated and bring new user experiences to our customers, both internal and external. However, what we seldom ask is, what is the next step after that brief moment of reprieve?
Application modernization is not an easy feat to accomplish. We must understand and model the various business processes, underlying logic, dependencies, and associated risks. When we overcome that hump, a new and exciting opportunity immediately surrounds us that we rarely recognize in full when determining the right platform to build and future-proof our organizations. That is to say, “Now that we are here (point B), where do we go next and can this product get us there?”
The ability for a low-code solution to quickly enable development and modernization utilizing a single code base, designer, and UI components is a hallmark for developer efficiency. But does it fit with long-term growth strategies for the organization? One of the areas that sets Visual LANSA apart from others within the low-code and rapid development space is Visual LANSA’s emphasis on evolutionary software development.
Modernization is not a one-and-done experience, and now that the organization is beginning to reap the benefits of a faster, user-friendly, web-enabled platform, new and innovative ideas are beginning to surface. What is needed is a system that is capable of not only handling the development of frontend components but also the development of the backend as well. What is needed is a solution that evolves with the products that the organization builds to secure its longevity.
The premise of evolutionary software development is that the organization’s software and product should and will continuously evolve. Our everyday lives are built around complex systems, some of which we interact with easily and some with a great level of difficulty. In software development, the key is to produce elegant code and solutions that delight customers—solutions that seemingly hide the complexity to such a degree that the end user says, “I could’ve thought of that!”
However, to gain this type of advantage with a platform geared toward rapid development, deployment, and efficiency, the development environment must be able to not only handle the UI and UX but also aspects of the database, calculations, and algorithms up to the point of being able to program code to produce more code. Visual LANSA enables its community of developers to push the boundaries of what we have traditionally considered as low-code to what is truly a means of evolutionary software development—the ability to master complexity in a singular system and encourage the continued growth and development of organizations and developers globally. With Visual LANSA, organizations can build anything from a basic application to handle task and project management to complex applications for monitoring, calculating, and analyzing field input and output for oil production.
To learn more about how Visual LANSA can help your application development evolve, contact sales at [email protected].