Cloud platform features that enable rapid application development
Not all cloud platforms offer the same level of efficiency. And while some platform as a service providers focus on coders by offering a development stack suited for traditional development methodologies, most business initiatives require a more agile approach that produces time savings across the entire life of the application.
A rapid application development model provides a faster path to turn your business ideas into working applications. The new approach relies on cloud software that removes infrastructure distractions so that users can focus on delivering the right solution within a shorter timeline, and achieve ROI faster. When evaluating cloud platform providers, look for three main components:
- Support across the entire application lifecycle: Does the vendor offer abstraction services at each stage within the application lifecycle, facilitating a more iterative, flexible process that allows organizations to adapt to changing requirements?
- Democratization of app development: Does the vendor leverage visual modeling tools that empower a wider variety of users with greater domain expertise to build apps?
- Collaboration between IT and Business: Does the vendor encourage greater IT and business collaboration through project management features, social collaboration, and end user feedback mechanisms?
Mendix’s platform is a leader among cloud platforms. Learn more about our rapid application delivery platform.