Will low code solve developer shortages
Thursday, September 1, 2022 by Michael Peres
A 2021 McKinsey survey found that 87% of US companies were seeing a developer shortage or were expecting one within the next few years, and skills and labor shortages are top on the list of CEOs' concerns. With the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 1.2 million shortfall in developers in the next four years it is clear something needs to do. However, in a ti...
Machine learning training sessions launch
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Squirro is launching a series of live discovery sessions that offer practical Machine Learning (ML) training to non-technical business line employees (known as citizen developers) and business analysts.
A new offering from the Squirro Academy, the Digital Discovery Sessions provide instructor-led, practical education on various digital topics. These include learning ...
Developer shortages in 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The biggest business challenge this year will be recruiting developers with the right skills, according to more than half (53%) of the software developers and IT professionals responding to the new Reveal "Top Software Development Challenges for 2022" survey released by Infragistics. Reveal’s third annual survey examined the pain points, challenges,...
Voice Technology predictions for 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Joe Hagan, Chief Product Officer, is responsible for the LumenVox product portfolio. For more than 20 years, Joe has directed high-performing Product Management, Strategy, and Marketing teams across a diverse set of technology companies. Prior to joining LumenVox, Joe established the Product Management function and built out the marketing organization for CiBO Technolog...
Software industry predictions in 2022 from Infragistics
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Infragistics experts Jason Beres, Tobias Komischke, and Dean Guida share their 2022 software industry predictions about Low-Code/No-Code, App Builders, Big Data/Embedded Analytics, UI/UX Design, Data Catalogs, and Digital Transformations.
“The biggest DevOps trend for 2022 will be low-code no-code tools that save developers time and money. Rather than being...
Low code platform Zenity lands $5M in funding
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Zenity exited stealth mode with a $5 million seed funding round, led by Vertex Ventures and UpWest, and backed by top executives such as the former CISO of Google, Gerhard Eschelbeck, and former CIO of SuccessFactors, Tom Fisher. With Zenity, businesses can promote citizen development and adopt Low-Code/No-Code platforms while avoiding critical data exfiltration or disr...
No code platform receives $33M in funding round
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Betty Blocks, an enterprise no-code application development platform for citizen development, announced it has raised $33 million in funding. The round was led by European Private Equity and Venture Capital investor, SmartFin Capital. Also participating were existing investors Morse Investments and NIBC Bank.
Betty Blocks enables fusion teams – people from the ...
App design to code system from IndigoDesign expands
Monday, February 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Indigo.Design announced the public preview of Indigo.Design App Builder. The new tool, created by software maker Infragistics, expands the Indigo.Design design-to-code system by providing designers and developers a common cloud-based platform to build and iterate UI/UX designs in real time, all while using the design tools they prefer. Once their UI is pixel-perfect, us...
Low code platforms evolve beyond application development
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Edge computing, which pushes "computational" work as close as possible to the point of data collection, will attain critical mass in 2021. Already, more than 50% of new enterprise IT infrastructure will adopt edge computing as an alternative to massively centralized data centers, for proprietary data or in situations (such as transportation or defense) that ne...
Low code tool adoption to increase in 2021 Infragistics predicts
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Richard Harris
Driven in part by COVID-19, the continued rapid pace of digital transformation across enterprises is creating enormous innovation opportunities while at the same time significantly increasing demand on IT to deliver new mobile application experiences.
Development teams were already seeing overloaded backlogs in 2020 and we predict that in 2021 more organizations will...
Quick Base introduces Sandbox
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quick Base introduced Quick Base Sandbox, a new way for business professionals to work with IT to safely innovate and test low-code applications that support unique business processes. Sandbox brings safe testing to business developers for the first time, providing a place to easily collaborate with IT when making changes to new and existing workflows, while giving IT d...
Iowa caucus app woes from a developer perspective
Friday, February 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
Whether the issues behind the Iowa Democratic Caucus app debacle were specific to UX, connectivity, traffic, or just good ol’ fashioned reluctance to embrace the technology, the ramifications of this mess will be felt for a long time – the hanging chad of the new decade. So are apps out? Absolutely not, but things are going to have to change.
Airship has acquired Apptimize
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Richard Harris
Airship announced that it has acquired Apptimize. This move provides marketers and developers with a single solution to optimize the entire user experience across messaging channels and digital properties.
Airship enables businesses to send messages at the time and place that customers will be most responsive — whether on SMS, push notification, email, mo...
INTUITION.DEV wants to help developers survive the coming tech crash
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hacker News announced the release of a first working version of INTUITION.DEV. INTUITION.DEV is a completely free and open source low-code tool specifically designed for professional developers, not citizen developers.
Bubble (a commercial low-code tool for citizen-developers) estimated savings of ten to 50 times on traditional development costs through low-code, and...
Enterprise Low Code Factory launches at PegaWorld
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Pegasystems Inc. announced at PegaWorld the launch of Enterprise Low-Code Factory - a centralized dashboard that helps employees quickly create enterprise software that complies with company standards. With tools, training, and other resources, Enterprise Low-Code Factory helps businesses cultivate and scale their own home-grown community of citizen developers while min...
FileMaker 18 low code custom app making platform arrives
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
The FileMaker 18 low-code platform is here from FileMaker Inc (Apple subsidiary) and features a range of enhancements, from an improved user interface to a larger offering of security controls.
FileMaker reports that more than 50 thousand companies use the FileMaker Platform to create custom apps to solve their unique challenges and drive growth. While custom a...
Making IoT devices more reliable gets easier thanks to Silicon Labs
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has introduced the next generation of it's Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2, designed to make Internet of Things (IoT) products more powerful, efficient and reliable. Building on the leading RF and multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, Series 2 delivers the industry’s most versatile and scalable IoT connectivity platform. Th...
Edge computing solution for industrial mobile devices arrives
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
FogHorn released Lightning Mobile, an edge computing solution built specifically for industrial mobile devices.
According to GSMA Intelligence, Industrial IoT connections will overtake consumer IoT connections in 2023, increasing more than five-fold to 13.8 billion in 2025. This is driven by a number of factors, including the emergence of LTE-M, NB-IoT, and...
RAD definition is changing
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Vijay Pullur
RAD platforms started out as tools for citizen developers without substantial technical knowledge of coding, who could use intuitive “out of the box” features to create applications suited for simple departmental and experimental needs. While these early RAD platforms (not this "rad") brought basic coding capabilities to the masses, the application...
Gaming industry trends released ahead of GDC 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
The 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the seventh annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the game industry ahead of GDC 2019 in March.
The survey compiles responses from nearly 4,000 game developers and reflects that nearly half of game developers support game industry unionization, as well as uncertainty around Steam...
Why everyone should learn to code
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Learning how to program software isn't necessarily the easiest thing you'll ever do. In fact, it's going to be one of the hardest. Programming and code are difficult, and not just in the sense of understanding logic and syntax, but also in the way that it's a never-ending achievement because it's always evolving. Programmers never stay in one place v...
Lightning Platform Mobile from Salesforce aims to futureproof apps
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Adding another lego to the wall between native programmers and low-code app builders, Salesforce has just announced the new Lightning Platform Mobile, a set of tools and services that aim to empower business users to build quick, connected and future-proofed mobile apps.
Consumers today expect their mobile experiences to be immersive and easy-to-use. But with a...
Next generation low code platforms snub citizen developers
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Sumit Sarkar
Analysts have touted the growth of high productivity application development platforms which are attractive to many enterprises unable to find the necessary digital talent. These evolving platforms, also described as no or low code, focus on increasing productivity over traditional software development by expanding the pool of talent that can deliver apps. Many professi...
Rapid app development platform BlueFinity gets AI chatbots
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
BlueFinity International has introduced new features and enhancements to Evoke, its rapid app development platform (RAD) - making the tool even easier to use for companies looking to create professional looking, full function business apps for multiple devices more quickly and cost-effectively. Evoke enables companies to cost-effectively create web, hybrid and native ap...
AWS and Salesforce announce new integrations
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
AWS and Salesforce just announced at Dreamforce 2018 new integrations that they hope will dramatically simplify how data and events are shared across AWS and Salesforce services.
As part of the next phase of their global strategic alliance, the two companies will work together to deliver integrations and frameworks for connecting the Salesforce Platform with AW...
Mobile app development trends in 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
App developers are in demand more than ever, and according to Outsystems, the growth has yet to peak. In a new report titled “State of Application Development,” they point out several key areas that strengthen the narrative, like 42 percent of IT saying they plan to deliver 10 or more apps in the next year - whoa? What’s even more astonishing is h...
Using GraphQL for building internal apps quickly
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Tanmai Gopal
The transition from IT’s role in organizations, from a mere horizontal function to one of a strategic advantage, is playing out the world over. However, most change management techniques behind these efforts tend to disproportionately focus on end-user facing software - often at the cost of intra-organization or internal applications (apps).
Internal apps prope...
Futureproof lowcode development is here
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
AgilePoint NX is a low-code development platform that is helping both developers and “citizen programmers” to implement and deploy cross-functional/cross-organizational business apps into digital processes across multiple environments and cloud platforms.AgilePoint NX allows organizations to extend functionality via industry standard technologies, such as HTML5/JavaScri...
Supporting citizen developers to speed digital transformation
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Bill Kennedy
More than just a buzz word, companies across the globe are embracing digital transformation to create more efficient organizations not tied to traditional software applications and to forgo the messy paper trail. Digital transformation is dependent on many factors, but in particular, cloud-based technology is largely responsible for fueling the change. Simply put, overt...
K2 Five launches to help business app development become simpler
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
K2 has announced new features and functionality focused on enabling a simpler way for non-technical resources to build business applications on the K2 platform. Additionally, all features that have been released to K2 Cloud since launch last year, have been released in an updated version of K2 Five. Many businesses are facing the task of doing more, with less resources....
Learning to code with Salesforce
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
While accessible technology is a must to elevate developers, developers also need better educational resources. Learning needs to be bite-sized, continuous, flexible and fun. That is why Salesforce says they launched Trailhead, the free online learning platform, that takes learners on guided, hands-on journeys to learn today’s in-demand skills. The pace of innovat...
Making voice enabled apps for home or business
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
A voice-enabled application is a piece of software integrated with a service like Amazon Lex to add a conversational interface. This is typically a technology that we associate with consumers, thanks to voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Home. However, history tells us that consumers expect the enterprise to mirror their own personal use of technolog...
Reasons to consider low code development in 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Malcolm Carroll
A recent survey of IT leaders from analysts Forrester estimated that the low code development market will be worth $15 billion by 2020, highlighting that low-code development platforms speed up application delivery, dramatically improving the ability of the IT departments to respond to business demands.One of the key areas of use will be in the development of mobile app...
Kony introduces a new Base Camp to app developers
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kony, Inc. has announced the launch of Kony Base Camp, a curated online community designed to empower both professional and citizen developers to gain the modern IT skills needed to accelerate the development and delivery of omni-channel apps.The pace and demands of today’s digital business environment has resulted in an increasing IT skills gap - one that hinders profe...
Citizen developers are on the rise
Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Kintone has announced the results from a new report on low-code application platforms, “The Rise of the Citizen Developer: 2017 Low-Code Adoption Survey.” Partnering with Unisphere Research, business and IT leaders from organizations of all sizes and across many industries, including the public sector, technology, banking/finance, healthcare, and more, were surveyed on ...