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Why You Shouldn't Write an Application Builder (and What to Do Instead)

May 27th, 2016

Software development is expensive. It can take a team of developers thousands of collective hours to build, test, and deploy an application to the market. Naturally, software vendors aim to reduce these costs in any way they can. A common approach is to “build an application that builds applications”, usually by allowing users to drag-and-drop controls onto screens and wire them up with predefined logic elements, API calls, etc. Almost without exception, this becomes a money pit for the vendor.

Fortunately, there are ways of reducing development costs and speeding up production.