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Cardano and Joget: Building No-Code, Composable Blockchain Apps

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1. Introduction Joget is an open source low-code/no-code application platform for faster, simpler digital transformation. Previously, we have seen how we can integrate Hyperledger Fabric with Joget . So in this article, we will look at a no-code approach to integrate another popular blockchain technology, specifically the Cardano blockchain, into a full-fledged web application. 2. What is Cardano? Cardano is a third-generation, open source, decentralized proof-of-stake (PoS) public blockchain platform, that aims to be a decentralized application (DApp) development platform with a multi-asset ledger and smart contracts . It is also home for the cryptocurrency ADA. The blockchain operates on the Ouroboros proof-of-stake consensus protocol. Compared to first-generation proof-of-work mechanisms like Bitcoin, instead of relying on powerful machines solving complex cryptographic equations to achieve consensus and compete for block rewards, the proof-of stake mechanism relies on end users s

Customize or Compose: Why Low-Code is the Future

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According to Forrester’s April 2021 report Forget About Build Versus Buy; Your Choice Is Customize Or Compose , the traditional mentality of acquiring software using an exclusive build or buy approach is no longer relevant. Buying packaged software rarely fits out-of-the-box and almost always requires customization and integration, so the complexity and cost are often underestimated. On the other hand, building customized software from scratch is definitely a very expensive proposition typically fraught with high rates of project failure. Digitization and software allow businesses to be adaptive, and the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated it where companies using flexible software and rapid app development platforms successfully responded quickly to the crisis. A key point is that every business is unique , so custom software is the future. In a 2019 Forrester survey , there were many reasons for custom software, and total cost of ownership (TCO) is a top motivation at 41% . In the digital

How to Queue Safely and Maintain Social Distancing? Queue Digitally!

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Following up on our blog series on safety during these times of caution, and in line with our previous articles in this series, Open Source Low Code and Process Automation for Remote Work , Travel Advisory Tracking App , and Manage Your Company Remotely With The Internal Service Request App , we would like to introduce a new app called the Queue Safely App. In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves having to maintain social distancing and observing new norms as we go about our daily business activities and fulfilling necessities.  Customer-facing and retail businesses are especially affected when offering their goods and services from their offices or retail stores. Queuing plays an important part in this new normal where customers/visitors are required to maintain a safe distance from each other in order to stem any potential infections. Mobile phone and tablet view of the Queue Admin Panel Easy to get started and set up. Admin users will be able to manage queues

A Process Unification Workflow on the Joget Low-Code Platform for Document Centralization

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This is a guest post by Patrik Burgar, a Lean / Six Sigma certified business analyst/developer at Soitron . Soitron is a Central European integrator operating in the IT market since 1991 and is part of the Soitron Group which employs more than 800 international experts. The group brings together professional teams in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, and the UK.  The Client’s Requirements Our client, a Czech energy company, requested us to create an application that they could use to approve incoming requests from various investors. Any development project to be implemented in the territory under the jurisdiction of our client is subject to their approval.  The client recognizes six types of requests, and each of them is approved in a different way. They have different workflows which require different documentation. Once a request is approved by relevant departments, the energy company produces a decision for every request. The application we were asked

How to Choose the Right No-Code/Low-Code Application Platform

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By the end of 2021, 75% of development shops will use low-code platforms, up from 44% in 2020  - from Forrester Predictions 2021: Software Development The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for digital transformation. Digitalization, process automation and workflow management have become crucial to business survival. To cater to these needs, low-code application platforms have risen to become a necessity. Research firm Forrester predicts that by the end of 2021, 75% of development shops will use low-code platforms, up from 44% in 2020. ( Source: Forrester Predictions 2021: Software Development, October 30, 2020 ). It is no longer a matter of IF, but rather WHEN and HOW a business adopts a low-code approach. Low-code application platforms allow for software applications to be developed faster with less, or even zero, code. What was mere promise in years past, have become proven solutions helping to address urgent needs in critical times. This was especially apparent at the begin

Announcing JogetOSS: Additional Open Source Projects for the Joget Low-Code Platform

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As evidently the only open source vendor recognized in  Forrester’s Now Tech: General-Purpose Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2021 report , the Joget team is pleased to further demonstrate its  commitment to open source  with the formation of  JogetOSS , a community-led team for open source software related to the  Joget no-code/low-code application platform .  The core Joget platform has always been freely available as an  open source project  since its inception in 2009. Whether for  no-code, low-code or pro-code  users, flexibility and extensibility has always been a core focus of the platform. Having surpassed the  200,000 open source edition downloads milestone  in 2019, JogetOSS aims to ensure that plugins and functionality outside of the core platform will also be made available as open source projects. Moreover, projects under JogetOSS will be made available under the more permissible  Apache License, Version 2.0 , to encourage even greater community participation. In conjun

Security in Low-Code Applications: Cybersecurity Features and Best Practices for the Joget Open Source Platform

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Introduction to Security Benefits and Risks in Low-Code Platforms As digitalization becomes increasingly prevalent, low-code platforms are rapidly gaining adoption across industries. Employing visual techniques to programming, they enable the development and delivery of applications in a fraction of the time required by traditional coding. According to Forrester’s Now Tech: General-Purpose Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2021 , low-code platforms are “vital to digital business” and “proven in even the most mission-critical use cases”. However, the proliferation of apps and digital solutions bring with it increased cybersecurity risks like phishing attempts and ransomware attacks. As the SolarWinds hack in 2020 and Microsoft Exchange hack in 2021 demonstrated, the cost of security lapses can be monumental. Security considerations are therefore paramount, so how would they apply to low-code platforms? Source:  Don’t Ignore Security In Low-Code Development, Forrester Research Inc, 23