In November last year, the entire Providit attended the OutSystems Developer Conference in Lisbon. The conference was dedicated to the development of mobile and web apps on the OutSystems low-code platform. The objective was to strengthen the bond among the team members and to learn new things about app developing with OutSystems. Niels, OutSystems Professional Developer and lead developer at Providit, especially enjoyed learning more about microservices, mobile applications, and the use of Microsoft Azure AI in Outsystems.
The Providit team travelled to Lisbon a day early, to have a day of team building. The team members visited the city center and had a good time together while sightseeing and having a couple of drinks at the terraces. After a relaxing evening on the coast, the team was ready for two days of dedication related to the OutSystems Platform.
The first tech talk that Niels attended was part of the Architecture track. “It was a fantastic session”, he says. “Since OutSystems 11, the architecture to build applications has improved a lot. One of the cases on display was a back-end example with several applications using the same server actions. However, the code needed an update. Normally, this means that each application has to be manually updated and deployed. Microservices, a new approach, solves this problem by ignoring manual updates as the applications can use the new code automatically.”
Niels also learned something interesting during a tech talk about mobile applications. “I asked a question that had been on my mind for a long time: how to synchronize large pictures to your smartphone without impacting its performance? The answer was that it is important to compress the files so that they become small before synchronizing. In that case, it’s possible to keep working on your smartphone as the decompressed files are downloaded in the background. When you want to see a picture, the full file will be downloaded.” The goal for attending the sessions was hereby met: learning new things.
A last tech talk that Niels attended was about Microsoft Azure on the OutSystems Platform. “The presenter explained how to integrate an online tire catalogue with the help of Microsoft Azure recognition software. The result is that customers now scan a tire with their smartphone and receive information about it such as type, width, wheel diameter, and price.” By combine OutSystems and the MS Azure recognition software, the presenter was able to create a great application in no time.
Niels is an OutSystems fan and regrets that he was not able to attend more tech talks during the two-day OutSystems Developer Conference. However, the good news is that all talks are now available on the conference website: https://www.outsystems.com/learn/techtalks/.
Developing apps with OutSystems at Providit feels like home to Niels. “We are a very close group of colleagues and are also friends. Our organizational structure is horizontal, and everyone’s opinion is appreciated. This is often not the case at big IT companies. Last but not least, at Providit I get the possibility to grow personally and professionally. That’s really important to me.”
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OutSystems recently released its new version 11. To us the ideal moment to take a closer look at it during our Belgium OutSystems Community meetup of 13 November. Warm welcome!
Besides that he entire Providit team went to Portugal to discover its new features. But more on that trip in another blog post. Now, we would like to focus on the following three topics.
Service Modules, Service Actions and Screen Templates
First of all, Didier Leroy talked about Service Modules and Service Actions. Service Action allows, compared to Server Actions, to create a weak dependency between actions.
Next, Nick Vandebriel introduced the new Screen Templates to us. OutSystems took a close look at the market and created at least 50 templates. They cover most of the types of applications that have been built lately. Exactly what you would expect from OutSystems! Starting from one of the templates obviously allows you to develop the screens even faster.
And last but not least, Glenn Michiels demonstrated how UI Components are used to -again- increase the performance of the developers.
So, please find all the content in our presentations on:
1/ Service Modules
2/ Screen Templates
3/ Reusable UI Components
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Packed with industry giants, forward thinkers and digital innovation stories, NextStep Amsterdam is definitely the IT event of 2018.
Low-code, machine learning and artificial intelligenceSo, what are you waiting for? Save your space now for Nextstep Amsterdam 2018! Get ready to see how low-code digital factories are transforming traditional development. And learn how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and low-code make an unbeatable combination. On top of that, hear from OutSystems customers and partners who are crushing their digital transformation initiatives. And finally, geek out with IT leaders who share your passion for innovation. Just be there live as we unveil our biggest product launch ever!
Keynote SpeakerWe warmly welcome JEREMY WHITE, Executive Editor at Wired. Wired is an influential technology and trends magazine which covers innovation and the businesses that are building the future. He especially analyzes and identifies the emerging trends and technological shifts that will impact consumers and businesses alike. From IoT to AI, smart homes to smart cities, flying cars to passenger drones, he has firsthand experience of trends. But he also has personal contact with the global business leaders driving them!
Analyst SpeakerWith more than 35 years of experience in the application arena Andy Kyte, VP & Gartner Fellow, will take the stage for an unforgettable session. He has focused his research on the challenges CIOs and business management teams face when managing complex application portfolios. And besides that, are dealing with continuous demand for more application capabilities.
NextStep Amsterdam 2018Join us on 08-09 October 2018 at Taets - Art and Events Park, which is called the creative hotspot of Amsterdam. This unique event venue is located on the magnificently beautiful national heritage site on the Amsterdam North Sea Canal. Read more
Digitizing and automating various business processes is undoubtedly the most complex and never-ending challenge that organizations is facing nowadays. So, don't miss ABISS 2018!
ABISS 2018Knowledge, internal collaboration, budgets and the impact of decisions on productivity, competitiveness and personnel, are very important to an organization. Therefore, constant knowledge building, new applications and consultation have become an 'ongoing commitment'. It is needless to say that you can't only implement this commitment and knowledge only at the top layer, also the workplace needs to be involved. On top of that, each business unit has its own needs and criteria according to feasibility and performance. So, every step in digitization must fit into a perfectly orchestrated whole.
Our target groupEvery industrial or traditional organization that produces goods belongs to the target group of this event. We take all possible production companies, whether discrete or process industry, in consideration! Going from chemistry, pharmaceuticals and food to metal, plastics, wood and textiles.
For whom?ABISS 2018 focusses on visitor profiles such as managers and owners of SMB as well as large organizations. Responsibles for specific business processes (production, maintenance, procurement, engineering, planning, R & D, quality, SCM, warehousing, safety, IT, HR, etc.) also draw our attention. And of course, we count on a large amount of IT managers and cyber security managers.
Providit and Cronos aan de LeieCronos aan de Leie and Providit are at your disposal all day for all kinds of questions and advice on the digitization of your organization! Our offering consists (among many other things) of Application Visualisation, Sharepoints & Mobile Solutions, Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence and Analytics. We have great experience with Cloud Services, Digital Manufacturing, Engineering, Development Software: PDM, CAD, CAM, CAE and Financial and Accounting Software. We specialize in HRM and Quality Management Software, IoT Services, Software and Applications. Our experts breathe Low-code development (OutSystems), Master Data Management and Mobile Learning and Manual Apps. We master Software Selection & Consulting, Supply Chain Management Software and Workflow Software.
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Read moreGood coding practices was the main topic of this meetup. Although OutSystems allows you to write code rather easily, there are still a lot of things to consider. Things that can really make a difference when it comes to the overall performance of your applications. In this session, we gave a lot of tips and tricks for a better OutSystems application.As a starter, Arno gave some advise on how to improve the loading of images in an application. With some simple actions, loading can be a lot faster.
Are your digital transformation practices slowing down your game? Bet you are struggling to innovate as a result? Well, say no more... Fortunately, we are happy to announce that Providit may co-host Digital Acceleration with OutSystems in Brussels this April!So, hello IT Leaders, Architects and Developers! Part of this Digital Transformation Now Global Road Show is tailor-made for people like you: IT leaders with audacious technology goals seeking faster and better ways to achieve them.
Digital Acceleration gives you the practical advice and low-code success stories you need to reshape your business at cheetah speed, including a detailed playbook for how to get it done.
Want to be the next digital success story? Then the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels is the place to be on April 19!