Digital investments cannot be slowed
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 by Richard Harris
Raveesh Dewan, the CEO and President of Joget shares his insights about digital investments, why they can not be slowed down, how the trend of replacing old systems with more modern ones will continue, what resources the new systems will bring demand for, why citizen development will be the new way of building apps quicker and more efficiently, and what S...
Low code will grow up in 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
Cost consciousness is always important, but at times of greater uncertainty (global recessions, pandemics, etc.) it becomes a high (if not the highest) priority. That will almost assuredly change companies’ approaches to business applications, sometimes in paradoxical ways.
The challenge at hand
On the one hand, Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has offered simpl...
Predictions for 2023 in software and app development
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Got a software industry prediction? Something you want to shout out about the app world? Whatever it is, we want it!
We are working on our predictions issue for January 2023, which should be our biggest yet!
This will be our 7th annual “predictions” issue.
Last year’s globally hit over 12 million views + our 100,000 subscriber readership....
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...
2022 software delivery report from CircleCI
Thursday, March 24, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI has unveiled the 2022 State of Software Delivery Report.
Examining two years of data from more than a quarter-billion workflows and nearly 50,000 organizations around the world on the CircleCI platform, the report represents the largest analysis of developer productivity data and provides new insight into the DevOps practices being leveraged by elite softwar...
VMs and Containers on Kubernetes
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Rafay Systems, the platform provider for Kubernetes Operations, has announced support for running both Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP). To help enterprises that rely upon existing VM-based workloads, Rafay accelerates application modernization and increases operational efficiency for legacy application...
Lets create campaign launches from IBM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
IBM has announced the launch of its new integrated global platform, "Let’s create," the company’s most significant brand initiative in more than a decade. “Let’s create” reflects the vision, strategy, and purpose of today’s IBM. It reinforces the company’s focus on innovation and collaboration to create long-...
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,...
Citizen development predictions for 2022
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Mike Fitzmaurice, WEBCON's Chief Evangelist, and VP has more than 25 years of product, consulting, evangelism, engineering, and IT management expertise in workflow/business process automation, citizen development, and low-code/no-code solution platforms & strategies. His decade at Microsoft included birthing technical product management and developer evangelism ...
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 ...
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.
Developers should welcome lowcode tools
Thursday, November 9, 2017 by Mike Fitzmaurice
Will the proliferation of low-code tools on the market end up driving app developers into obsolescence? Or should developers welcome these resources and the “citizen developers” who use them? One part of that answer is clear: Low-code tools won’t be putting developers out of a job; on the contrary, they have the potential to help developers do better work. But that requ...
Point and click app development with Metavine GO
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
A recent report by Gartner finds that “more than 80% of top global enterprises have significant business unit development underway, much of it unseen and unsanctioned by IT, but less than 20% have a collaborative citizen development strategy in place.” (Citizen Development is Fundamental to Digital Transformation, Oct 13, 2017, Driver, Wong, Baker). To help solve t...
Becoming a citizen developer
Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Editors note: Guest submission by Oren Ariel, CTO and Cofounder, CaprizaThe latest numbers show that the Personal Computer market shrank another 6% in 2016, the third consecutive year of slowing sales. Smartphone sales continued to grow, and internet traffic from mobile devices actually exceeded traffic from PCs for the first time in October of 2016. Mobile is the new e...
Making IT professionals play nice with lowcode developers
Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Richard Harris
With the Department of Labor predicting a shortage of professional developers by 2020, more citizen developers are taking matters into their own hands, building sophisticated enterprise apps with capabilities ranging from task management to automating workflows. A recent survey from Appian fielded over 500 Information Technology Decision Makers to understand challe...
How citizen developers pose risks for data integrity
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
In new survey of over 500 IT Decision Makers, 75 percent believe an enterprise low-code platform is the solution to harness the energy of citizen application developers, while mitigating risks In a new YouGov survey commissioned by Appian, large IT companies state that citizen developers pose risks for data integrity (73% of respondents), security (69% of responden...
QuickBase predicts that developers are going to be redefined in 2017
Thursday, December 29, 2016 by Richard Harris
Editors note: 2017 Predictions from John Carione, Product and Corporate Marketing Leader at QuickBase
Agility 2.0: a new era of decision-making in the enterprise emerges.
Agile methodologies have completely changed how companies evaluate and implement technology solutions. In 2017, we’ll see a new wave of agile thinking enter the ent...
2016 State of Citizen Development Report
Monday, October 31, 2016 by Richard Harris
QuickBase Inc., a low-code application development platform provider, has released its second annual study on citizen development, building on the results of 2015's inaugural research to show how the movement has evolved over time. The report revealed citizen developers are moving beyond singular uses to embrace low-code solutions as multi-purpose platforms, using them ...