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September 19, 2016  2:10 PM

Who should build tomorrow’s cloud and mobile apps?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Cloud Applications, Development tools

It hasn't taken long -- only about a year -- for so-called no-code/low-code application development tools to go from loathed to loved. But, as someone who makes your living as a professional software developer, how do you feel about departmental, line-of-business employees using NCLC tools to...

May 2, 2016  9:26 AM

No-code, low-code tools are here to stay. Deal with it.

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Development tools

Like it or not, no-code and low-code (I dub thee NCLC) application-development tools that allow line-of-business departments to navigate around IT's army of highly trained, expert analysts and coders are not going away. It's time to face reality. According to a brand new study published today...


November 30, 2015  4:02 PM

Ready or not, Microsoft PowerApps is here

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Development tools, Mobile Application Development

Microsoft today launched Microsoft PowerApps, a major new platform that lets anyone build cross-platform mobile applications. Anyone. And for now, it's free. Love or hate it, this latest salvo in the no-code tool wars certainly provides the validation that...


October 30, 2015  10:11 AM

Azul’s Zulu gets early support for upcoming Java 9

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Development tools, Java

With Oracle using this week's JavaOne conference to reaffirm its commitment to the Java platform, third-party tool maker Azul Systems debuted an early access program for Java 9 support in Zulu, its open-source build of the Open Java Development Kit (


July 8, 2015  9:16 AM

Choose integration tools with care

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application integration, Cloud integration, Data integration, Development tools

No two IT infrastructures are alike. We all know it's true. Tiny differences in applications, configuration, or patch status pretty much guarantee that no two "identical" servers can ever be exactly alike. Similarly, no two integration projects are alike. Choosing the right tools for integration...


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