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23
Apr 2020

The Truth About Microsoft Support and Visual FoxPro Migration

The Truth About Microsoft Support and Visual FoxPro Migration   Microsoft quit their support of FoxPro around OS Vista in 2007, but has now announced their mainstream support of Windows 10 will end this October. Since then, we have had an uptick in inquiries about Visual FoxPro conversions and migrations. In the next two blogs […]

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16
Mar 2020

Six Tips to Ensure Success for Your Complex Application Development Project

Six Tips to Ensure Success for Your Complex Application Development Project   As an ISV, how many times have you kicked off a software application development project with dreams of an app that delivers big for your customers and users? And how many times has that dream turned into a nightmare, with an app that […]

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2
Mar 2020

Who Owns the Rapid Application Development (RAD) Landscape?

Assessing Your Competition What’s comes to mind when you think about any competitive landscape? One of the biggest questions should be–and one that you can hopefully answer when researching a new product–is who, exactly, is your biggest competition? And how do the top competitors stack up against each other? This question also applies when taking […]

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20
Feb 2020

How DevOps Avoids Cloud Pitfalls with Agile Development and Deployment

In the previous blog, we looked the advantages of cloud-based deployments. Today, we’re going to talk about what that really means, including the practical implications, the burden on your team, and risks that are involved. It was several years ago when I first used the term DevOps in a software context. (In case you forgot, […]

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4
Feb 2020

Why Saas Is an ISVs Dream Come True and Devops, Not So Much

The first time I visited an ISV customer about 10 years ago, the owner showed me around the office and proudly told me about the 950 customers that ran his software. One of the larger rooms in the office had a CD replication machine. Years ago, back when CDs were part of everyday life, I […]

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24
Jan 2020

Kicking Off Your Project or MVP

After reading our recent blog posts “Why Not to Start App Dev with UI” and “Developing Apps in a Vacuum–Sound Familiar, we are going to assume you’ve had a lightbulb moment about rapid application development (RAD) and are now a believer and want to try an MVP approach. If so, this means you’ve built the […]

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8
Jan 2020

Developing Apps in a Vacuum (Sound familiar?)

When I started my first software company in the midst of the dot-com boom, a product comparison kind of service, we needed to build the application from scratch and hired a bunch of the smartest software developers anywhere. Long story short, after 9 months we had had 6 rewrites of the backend infrastructure and not much […]

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22
Dec 2019

One Big Reason Why NOT to Start App Dev with UI

You’re excited about your amazing idea to modernize your complex business application. You’ve scoped it, you know that it will solve a problem for your target users and it might even make you more competitive. You’ve identified your UI libraries and are ready to get started. Right? Not so fast. Let’s take a step back […]

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11
Dec 2019

Three Ways to Deliver a Better User Experience (UX)

Have you noticed a common theme in the last several Servoy blogs (“It All Begins With a Delightful Customer Experience” and “Driving the App Dev Vehicle Top-Down”)? They both focus on a single topic: the customer experience. This strategy of focusing more on helping the customer, not selling the product or features, has been around […]

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2
Dec 2019

It All Begins With A delightful customer experience

I’ve been in a leadership role at a small software company for longer than I care to admit. To be honest, if you had talked to me several years ago, I would have bet my Mini Cooper on the fact that technology—specifically software development tools and approaches, would have evolved by now to be less […]

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