Many thanks to Indra Mohan and Abhishek Shukla for joining the Agile Stacks leadership at Paul Martin's America restaurant in San Mateo. The entire leadership team was in town for planning meetings. And our impromptu dinner reservation made for a great way to end the week.
We all want to develop better software, faster—not just for the sake of having cool software, but because we use software to solve business opportunities and to create competitive advantages for companies. DevOps is a much-used buzzword that gets thrown around when talking about ways to deliver software more quickly—but there are misconceptions about what it is and what it is not.
Graphical programming—or low-code/no-code programming—is excellent for education. When you’re trying to get an 8-year-old to understand programming logic and what software development can accomplish, the ability to create something concrete without spending months learning a programming language or debugging typing or syntax errors is powerful.
When you’re trying to develop a business application, one that has specific, pre-defined business logic associated with it, graphical programming will usually only get you 90% of the way there. When we’re talking about a business application, that isn’t enough. And in most graphical programming platforms, going from 90% to 100% is exceptionally hard.
Topics: Application Composition, Business Agility, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Software, PaaS, Reducing Costs of IT, software development, DevOps First, Full Stack Deployment, DevOps Automation, Machine Generated Code, Infrastructure Automation
Every school’s goal is to give students an advantage in the professional world. No matter what subject they teach, university professors squeeze as much information as possible into a short semester to create intellectual value. For computer science, this is most obvious in the global race for artificial intelligence (AI) talent. According to Forbes, “The countries pushing AI forward have ready access to qualified professionals. They have also developed university programs and AI curriculum to develop more talent. When it comes to emerging technologies, intellectual capital is a huge strategic advantage.”