Saturday, June 18, 2016

"Low-Code Revolution": Salesforce, Microsoft

Leading the Low-Code Revolution - Salesforce Blog
"No longer is app development exclusively the territory of programmers. Now, visual app development tools allow non-technical employees to become “citizen developers” who can build apps without writing code.
A low-code platform allows non-technical developers to rapidly learn how to build apps with point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools. But does this mean that developers don’t need to code anymore? Are we seeing the end of code?
Not exactly. Visual app development tools can get you most of the way there when you’re building an app, but developers still need the flexibility to delve into code for complex customizations of logic, data integrations and UI. As business users get more involved in app development, the role of coders — and the definition of what it means to be a developer — will continue to evolve."

"Microsoft joined Intuit, Salesforce and others who offer "low-code" application development solutions with the announcement of PowerApps, a low-code solution that empowers information workers and “power users” to create line-of-business applications without writing heavy code.
Details of PowerApps, formerly known as Project Siena while under wraps, can be found here."

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A never-ending quest to simplify "programming" is still missing a key component: simple shared "vocabularies", that is a common "semantic language platform" for both data and logic. 

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