“It takes a whole village” – Outfit Tailored Agile Solutions at Outsystems Meetup

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“It takes a whole village to raise a child” – so goes the Nigerian proverb; where the basic meaning is that the upbringing of a child is a communal effort and responsibility, a massive undertaking that cannot be tackled by one person or family alone – one could say it takes several villages to build and improve a successful product like the Outsystems platform, in today’s market.

In fact, one of the main reasons for the success of the Outsystems platform is the user community – the large network of developers, designers and users that tackle the everyday issues of using a tool to create a number of end products for a multitude of different industries.

The willingness to share knowledge and experience, some of it hard-earned through trial-and-error processes, present in the Outsystems community is one of its greatest assets – that´s why Outfit – Tailored Agile Solutions, has always been a firm advocate of promoting and participating in initiatives that encourage the buildup of a pool of common knowledge, with the purpose of defining guidelines, finding leaks in workflows, correcting and improving methodologies – striving to perfect the way we use the Outsystems platform to provide a better and more cost-effective service to the end client.

The latest example of this was Outfit – Tailored Agile Solutions participation in the 20/09/2016 Outsystems Lisbon Meetup, promoted by Darwinlabs.

 

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In this Meetup, Outfit´s consultant Nuno Lopes did a lecture on “Query Performance and Optimization” – dedicated to explaining how SQL processes and their interactions with databases cause performance issues in certain applications that have high data load.

This very pertinent topic, since performance issues in this type of setting usually translate into a negative scenario, from the user experience perspective – is a genuine concern for the Outfit development team; Nuno Lopes presentation established the framework for this topic, by first explaining how the database engine works, followed by a number of guidelines and best practices, based in real world examples.

 

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Another presentation at this Meetup, was from Paulo Fonseca, at Iaux – this time about User Experience Process and how it relates to the Outsystems work methodology – with some specific examples of applications developed for the Health Care industry.

 

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We extend our thanks to the promoters of this Meetup – Darwinlabs, for the opportunity to participate.

See you soon, at another Outsystems Meetup.

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