Menu
OutSystems offers agile development for the cloud

OutSystems offers agile development for the cloud

OutSystems leverages Amazon's cloud platform for developers building Java and .Net applications

OutSystems is offering a cloud-based version of its agile development platform for building Web applications.

With the company's Agile Platform 5.1 release Wednesday, developers can go online and build Java and .Net applications. Agile Platform 5.1 features its own IDE to compete with Microsoft's Visual Studio and the Eclipse Java IDE, said Mike Jones, vice president of global marketing for OutSystems.  By leveraging a cloud paradigm, developers do not need their own hardware infrastructure to build applications.

Most developers using Agile Platform apply an agile approach that accounts for iterative software development, Jones said.

[ Stay up to date with the latest news and views in software development with InfoWorld's Developer Central newsletter. |  Agile software development has become mainstream. ]

"[The platform is] model-based. It effectively makes the development process incredibly fast," said Jones.  Developers utilize a visual, drag-and-drop metaphor; single-click application provisioning is featured as well, he said.

Agile Platform 5.1 is deployed on the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud). It costs $1.99 per hour per instance for the Professional Edition,which is the most commonly used version.  OutSystems's platform differs from the Salesforce.com Force.com cloud development platform in that Force.com is more of a mashup-type environment, Jones said.

Cloud-based or behind-the-firewall applications can be built with Agile Platform 5.1.

Also in the agile development space Wednesday, ThoughtWorks Studios  announced Mingle 3.2, a project management  tool featuring searchable Help content for adapting agile best practices.  Also highlighted are daily historical reporting capabilities and plugins for source control management integrations.

"This new release includes the content, reporting and integration features that will help customers better succeed with enterprise roll-outs of Agile methods," said Chad Wathington, ThoughtWorks Studios vice president of product development, in a statement released by the company.

This article, "OutSystems offers agile development for the cloud," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the latest developments in business technology news and get a digest of the key stories each day in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter.

Read more about developer world in InfoWorld's Developer World Channel.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags .netapplication developmentDeveloper WorldMicrosoftdevelopment platformsjavasoftwarecloud computinginternetagile development

Featured

Slideshows

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success for Lexel Systems, at a milestone birthday occasion at St Matthews in the City.​

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30
HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch

HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch

HP New Zealand held an inaugural Evolve Education event at Aotea Centre in Auckland, welcoming over 70 principals, teachers and education experts to explore ways of shaping and enhancing learning using technology.

HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch
Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Meet the winners...

Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Meet the winners...

Reseller News honoured the industry’s finest on a standout evening for the New Zealand channel, recognising the achievements of established and emerging partners on a memorable night in Auckland.

Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Meet the winners...
Show Comments