JULY 24, 2013
Automated approaches to development are gaining ground, but have their limits and won't render professional developers obsolete
By Paul Krill | InfoWorld
Codeless development environments, which rely on models and templates for building applications rather than strict coding, are gaining a foothold. But they are limited and won't render professional developers obsolete, observers of these technologies say.
Platforms from companies such as OutSystems and Mendix have emerged in this development niche, and with them comes growing interest in codeless tools, says analyst David Norton of Gartner. "We're seeing SMBs who are trying to lower costs" by looking at high-productivity, model-driven environments, he says.
Also driving interest is frustration with IT and business units that want to handle their own development....