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8
Nov 2021

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 […]

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5
May 2021

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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15
Mar 2021

FileMaker Pro: Do You Want the Good News or the Bad News?

FileMaker Pro: Do You Want the Good News or the Bad News?   To some extent, Servoy was born out of frustration over legacy tools like FileMaker (also known as Claris FileMaker, an Apple product), which did not support things like Cloud-based web browsers, connectivity to external apps and mobile devices. FileMaker also lacked SQL […]

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20
Jan 2021

Delphi migration, conversion, and modernization

Automatic migration, conversion, and modernization of Delphi Applications: are there magic shortcuts?   Over the years, we have forged relationships with many ISVs and enterprise teams, and we’ve observed that Delphi-based applications tend to be fairly sophisticated and are, quite often, complete ERPs. Delphi developers are accustomed to having extensive UI tools and plug-ins in […]

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6
Oct 2020

How Banks Can Innovate Like a Startup

Faster Fintech: From Idea to Production in 6 weeks  Over the last decade, innovation in the traditional banking sector has been bogged down by regulatory compliance and slow decision-making. Fintechs have taken advantage of this gap by using digital channels to get closer to customers, quicker and at lower costs.  Unfortunately, access to these new […]

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17
Sep 2020

Shark Tank: “Can we de-risk this deal for you?”

Shark Tank: “Can we de-risk this deal for you?     The other night, an episode of Shark Tank was playing in the background. The entrepreneurs were pitching an idea for a shoe company, but…the sharks weren’t biting. The sharks closed their notebooks and prepared for the husband-and-wife team to leave the tank, but everything […]

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23
May 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
Apr 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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