Wireframe Sketches

Blog

Private Decks!

HR Applications in Loco

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Tue, 07/31/2018 - 15:57
Have you been trying to experiment with Loco for your HR Apps?  I bet you noticed something - by default - most apps will allow everyone on your team to see ALL of your data.  For many applications , this is the desired behavior.  But for apps that contain sensitive data - this is not the best way to share information.  For HR apps, you probably want the data set to private, so only the author of the data and the admin can access the data.

Well, with Loco 1.2, your prayers have been answered!  You may now set a deck to private when you are defining or editing the deck.
2018 Loco Infographic

Latest Loco Infographic

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 15:01
How many apps are in the Loco App Library?

What is the advantage of using Loco against other application development environments?

What platforms are supported?

How long does it (really) take to build a Loco app?

What's the cost of building a custom app in my language vs. in the Loco environment?

What kind of a development team do I need to build custom applications on Loco?
What types of applications can I build?
Loco Software application development

The Future of Software Applications?

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:49
After building software products for the past 20 years, we have seen our fair share of software application development. Most of the time, we are brought in to solve a problem that requires a digital solution (web site or an app), and also one that requires an accessible interface that allows people to emotionally connect with the product. Most of these solutions are later released to the world as revenue-generating software products.
Getting to Know Lando

Using Lando for Drupal Development

Submitted by Jonathan Franks on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:08

Lando is for developers who want to quickly specify and painlessly spin up the services and tools needed to develop their projects. It's a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.

The Rise of a New Hero - Citizen Developers

Citizen Developers: The New Paradigm

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:37
The notion of "citizen developers" is emerging as one of the hot trends of this decade.  As we careen towards 2020, we look to the next two years to understand the technological trends that will be driving our industry and economy.

Artificial Intelligence Gains Critical Mass

Where is artificial intelligence technology headed?  Every article we read points in a different direction.  Will it be the job-killing juggernaut, devastating mid-level jobs?  Will it peter out like it did in the first wave of AI in the 90's and early 2000's?  Will it become sentient and shrug us off the planet l
Questioning

What can you build with Loco?

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:43

We get asked this a lot. Because Loco is a new product, a lot of people have never used it before. Because Low-Code is a new software segment, many people don't know what these solutions can do for them. Today, we will attempt to break it down in a fairly straightforward set of examples.

Defining our Terms

Low-Code vs. No-Code. Let's Define our Terms

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:52

In the low-code application development platform space, some terms bounce around a lot. Let's take a minute in this article to pick apart these terms, just so we're all starting from the same place.

Meltdown/Spectre

An Update on Meltdown/Spectre

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:24

You may have heard of the recently reported issues related to performance enhancing routines built into most modern computer processors. These two vulnerabilities identified by researchers have been dubbed Meltdown and Spectre.

These issues expose a means in nearly all modern processors for a would-be attacker to obtain data once thought to be immune from observation or hijacking. Hardware and software manufacturers have worked to provide protective counter measures to prevent these vulnerabilities from being exploited.

Getting Started with Drupal 8 - Batch Processes

D8 - Custom Batch Processes

Submitted by Jonathan Franks on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:56

Sometimes we need to run operations that will take a long time. We need to make sure the request doesn’t time out and it would be nice to let the user see that progress is being made. Drupal uses batch processing to do things like rebuilding content access permissions. Let’s dig in and see how we can create a custom batch process of our own. This is a walkthrough on batch processing for Drupal 8. I'm using Drupal 8.4, but this should apply to Drupal 8.2 and up.

The first step is creating a new module. We’ll call ours example_batch.