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App development with outsystems - Cross-Platform App development - Part 2

outsystems is cloud based development platform built on top of Visual Studio.
You can create an account on the following page (by clicking Get Started):
http://www.outsystems.com/offer/ga/web-application-development/?utm_source=MSN&utm_medium=CPC&utm_term=%2Bapp%20%2Bdevelopment%20%2Bplatform&utm_content=cross%20platform%20app%20development&utm_campaign=SEARCH%20-%20US%20-%20Dev%20Tools

I created an account as shown:
Once you start accessing your service by clicking on the email link from Outsystems site you are directed to the Personal environment overview where you can watch a video which describe how Outsystems works in simple terms.
For example, it created a Personal environment for me at:
https://hodentek.outsystems.com



When you click on Click here to continue you get to the Get Started page which is at

http://www.outsystems.com/hone/Personal_Home.aspx



This page is really useful and it points to many of the resources. There are tutorials, templates, app samples, etc. This is also where you start your app. I built both web apps as well as hybrid apps. You will hear about in another post.

Outsystems claims that you can build an app in 5 minutes (that's an awesome number of apps in a 8 hour day!). However, the interface is so easy and user friendly that you may even achieve this.

Watch this video,



There are two ways to use the apps:
  • Use the outsystems cloud
  • Or detach code (one way process) and compile for .NET or Java a ; once detached you cannot attach back to outsystems.
The platform is built on VS.NET / Java and therefore if you just wanted to use the source code (but not the outsystems platform) then you go through a process of detaching your code on outsystems and then compile the code either on VS (Visual Studio) or a Java compiler (Eclipse).

 

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.

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