Microsoft's Copilot in PowerApps allows devs to describe the app they want to build, and then an AI will design it for them. This development has our columnist almost speechless.
If you want your fledgling developers to succeed and thrive, our columnist advises, give them some "band-aid" projects they are likely to solve. It will build their skills and their enthusiasm for the role.
The evidence of the growing impact of AI on the tools and platforms used by citizen developers is inescapable, our columnist observes. If the low-code/no-code platform providers are embracing the value of this "collision of computing crazes," shouldn't you?
The "software skills gap" is nothing new, and it keeps getting wider because we can’t seem to train enough coders fast enough. The solution a growing number of organizations are turning to is the citizen developer. But according to our columnist, a great citizen developer needs more than basic training.
It’s safe to say there are hundreds of low-code/no-code application development platforms currently available, with more on the way. Having so many choices can be as much of a challenge as it is an advantage. Our columnist offers advice and strategies on the critical task of evaluating and selecting an LCAP.
Anyone could become a citizen developer, but it's not for everyone. Our columnist offers a list of 10 essential personal traits of the model citizen developer.
AI is everywhere--even in your low-code development platforms. Or it will be soon. Our columnist looks at the potential of this technology for citizen developers.
What should you look for in a Citizen Developer, and how should you go about hiring one? Our columnist explores this challenging aspect of an evolving job title.
Our columnist explores the idea that the Citizen Developer can be a much-needed catalyst for digital transformation in the enterprise.
Our columnist looks at the early days of low code/no code development through the observations of a toolmaker who saw it coming.
Citizen developers live in the department or business that is considering digital transformation--which means, our columnist observes, they have the potential to accelerate your software development and lighten expensive forklift upgrades.
Low-code/no-code platforms enable people with little or no coding experience who know the processes being supported and the functionality required to build the apps themselves. Realizing the potential of these platforms in your organization, our columnist explains, will require some planning and a shift in expectations.
Our new monthly columnist starts a conversation about at the evolution of a relatively new role in the enterprise enabled by platforms that radically change the nature of how applications are assembled, and which may hold the key to a more productive relationship between business users and IT.
Our Agile Architect wants to talk about lessons learned from his experiences with test automation. As usual, he does it in his own unique way.
Our Agile Architect muses on the total cost of ownership of software and the ongoing cost, after initial development, of paying back technical debt due to bugs, low-quality software, and lack of automation.
Our Agile Architect offers some last-minute, just-made-the-deadline observations on the positive power of procrastination.
Our Agile Architect leads you through all the things that go into crafting a perfect agile retrospective.
Big Data analysis is being used to solve problems never before attempted. Our Agile Architect reports on a new technique that is groundbreaking in the breadth of its application.
Our Agile Architect leads you through all the things that go into making a perfect agile demo.
As CEO of a tech company, you've been briefed by your VP of IT on the benefits of test automation. While the reasoning seems sound, it clearly is not an area you personally care much about. You should care. A lot! Our Agile Architect will tell you what your VP should have.