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WaveMaker cited in Forrester’s Now Tech: Rapid App Delivery, Q1 2019

Forrester’s Now Tech: Rapid App Delivery, Q1 2019 is out and has recognized WaveMaker as a Rapid App Delivery provider, whose primary functionality segment is in low-code for application development and delivery pros. The report, prepared by Forrester analysts John R. Rymer and Rob Koplowitz, focuses on vendors who produce digital process automation solutions for wide deployments (DPA-wide) and low-code development platforms. It is a ready reckoner for CTOs and all application development and delivery professionals.

Rapid App Delivery landscape

Forrester has tried to strategically analyze and segment the rapid application delivery market, thereby giving the much needed clarity to an already crowded market. The analysts analyzed the RAD vendors based on market presence and functionality. The report also lists all the main vendors under each category to help enterprises align their needs to individual vendor solutions.

The market presence is a straightforward classification into large, midsize & small on the basis of estimated or reported revenue. More importantly, the Forrester research team divided the RAD market into the following three categories based on functionality:

  • Low-code for Application Development & Delivery Professionals
  • Low-code for Business Developers
  • Digital process automation for wide deployments (or DPA-wide)

Low-code AD&D Platforms vs other platforms – WaveMaker’s Takeaways

In WaveMaker’s view, Low-code Application Development & Delivery platforms are best suited for enterprise IT teams, which are trying to solve multiple use cases by developing complex applications. These platforms can be used to customize and modernize apps, including user experience focused-customer facing applications and also have basic process automation capabilities. Such platforms also provides a variety of integration options, advanced data management capabilities and a broad partner ecosystem. Hence, low-code platforms for AD&D professionals are essentially seen as an alternative to traditional programming-led application development.

Low-code for Business Developers platforms empower business people to deliver applications with a single/few use cases and without complex customization needs. Hence, these platforms exhibit features such as business reporting, data management and advanced process automation capabilities.

DPA-wide platforms is a newly identified platform segment by Forrester which combines the ability to automate wide range of processes with minimal low-code capabilities. Such platforms have advanced content management capabilities along with supporting integration and partner ecosystems.

WaveMaker as a Low-code AD&D Platform

WaveMaker’s product vision has always been to create the most advanced & open low-code platform for enterprise IT, enabling them to create modern complex applications. WaveMaker provides advanced tools for AD&D professionals with variety of integration options, advanced data management capabilities and a long list of business & technical partners. WaveMaker, with its presence in all major geographies including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific also caters to all major industry verticals like financial services, manufacturing and retail.

In WaveMaker’s view, we have rightly been cited by Forrester in the Low-code for Application Development & Delivery segment.

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Break free from platform lock-in: Extend your code seamlessly with IDE Sync

Low-code application development can be described as a visual orchestration of application components with the underlying code generated in the background. Sometimes the developers might want to extend and maintain this code. They might want to work on a local machine text editor, make changes and import these changes back into the application. Or they might also want to work on an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of their choice and comfort and take advantage of its Java code editing, testing and debugging features. Professional developers will need to build apps fast, but that doesn’t mean they should compromise on the code control. WaveMaker has addressed this need with its new IDE synchronization feature.

WaveMaker 10’s IDE sync feature offers a unique development experience where programmers can mix and match custom code written in their favorite IDEs, like Eclipse or IntelliJ, with low-code platform components. The Studio WorkSpace Sync Plugin is basically a Maven plugin, which provides seamless syncing of project changes between WaveMaker and the developer’s IDE. Rather than having to export and re-import projects between platforms, the plugin provides a direct communication channel where changes can be instantly pushed between WaveMaker and an IDE. This also eliminates the need to copy and paste code, a time-intensive, tedious, and error-prone method that can slow down the whole development process and hamper productivity.

After a one-time setup configuration, developers can leverage the Studio WorkSpace Sync Plugin in the following ways:

  1. Pull the latest project changes from WaveMaker: This command can be used to ensure that the latest changes made to a project on the WaveMaker platform are applied to IDE code. This includes both committed and uncommitted changes to the project.
  2. Push IDE changes to WaveMaker: All IDE changes are instantly pushed to the WaveMaker platform.
  3. Synchronize a project: This command works in two steps: first, the latest changes made to the project on the WaveMaker platform are applied to IDE code. After both the IDE and WaveMaker versions of the project are in the same state, the Studio WorkSpace Sync Plugin pushes any IDE changes back to WaveMaker.

Enhanced IDE support ensures that what you build with WaveMaker is ‘debug-edit-extend’ ready with your choice of IDE. This way, WaveMaker 10 provides sophisticated, granular customization capabilities to enterprise application development teams without sacrificing the speed of low-code development. The new capability further streamlines the app coding process for developers, allowing them to easily synchronize WaveMaker’s open-standards platform with various integrated development environments (IDEs).

Introducing WaveMaker 10
Studio WorkSpace Sync Plugin is a new feature in WaveMaker 10. Learn more.