2 Considerations When Selecting a Low-code Platform

Last week we talked about the first key consideration when selecting a low-code development platform – Application Frameworks. This week we’ll continue with two additional key considerations which are Any-to-Any Integration and Unlimited Depth and Reach. Any-to-Any Integration On the surface, applications appear to be singular programs that serve a particular task or job function. … …

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On the Road in Europe

I’m just back from a week traveling across Europe with my colleagues, delivering an update to our customers on the latest release of Visual LANSA (version 14 SP2). As a new member of the team, it was a valuable opportunity for me to meet so many customers in London, Paris, Breda and Amsterdam. I’m impressed … …

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Shadow IT

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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User expect better UI experiences

User Experience – Can you afford not to?

Shall I let you into a little secret? I’m not a good cook. In fact, I’m hopeless. I’m forever burning my dinner in the oven and it just never comes out the way I’d hoped. At least, that was how things were until about six months ago when I bought myself a smartwatch. Now, with … …

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So Many Programming Languages to Pick From

My father recently underwent a full knee replacement. Before the procedure, my sisters, both who are physical therapists, provided a wealth of pre-surgical exercises as well as a list of information about the road to recovery. Due to the distance between where my parents and sisters live, my dad is going to a local hospital … …

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5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Application Development (Again)

With a seemingly endless list of programming tools, languages and platforms, some tech types consider today the golden age of software development. The freedom to choose from such an expansive menu of sophisticated languages and frameworks – Java, JavaScript, HTML5, Python, Rust, Ruby, Swift, Java, PHP, Node, Kotlin, MEAN, C#, Perl, .NET, Bootstrap and Pure.CSS, just … …

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IT Innovation

8 Principles of the Innovator’s Way

Evolving From the IT Cost Center to the IT Innovator (The original article appears in IBM System Magazine Power Systems) While attending a conference, I engaged with attendees of an IT management track session. The exchange quickly turned interesting when we discussed a few key questions that most of us responsible for IT systems should … …

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Low-code Development

Low-code Development: How Low Should We Go?

(The original article was posted on LinkedIn Pulse.) We are taught in life to set the bar high. But in the rush to accelerate digital transformation, is there a risk that we are aiming too low with our aspirations for next-generation software development? For all the talk of Shadow IT and Citizen Developers, IT pros … …

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