3 years ago, Mitchell Kertzman, the creator of PowerBuilder, called me into his office and said “Chris,
What Is WaveMaker?
What can you do with WaveMaker? Wavemaker allows anyone to build great-looking web apps and deploy them anywhere they want.
In fact, Gartner sees Citizen developers taking on a significant role in developing business applications over the next four years. 04/03/10 Definition: Gartner defines a Citizen Developer as &quot;a user operating outside of the scope of enterprise IT and its governance who creates new business applications for consumption by others either from scratch or by composition.&quot;
“ Perfect storm” 04/03/10 Strategic Planning Assumption: Four forces are driving a shift to more application development by end users, and by 2014, at least 25% of new business applications will be created by Citizen Developers.
Gartner recommends WaveMaker as the only open source RAD tool for cloud computing Definition: Gartner defines a 4GL as &quot;a visual programming model or some higher level of definition beyond pure specification of procedural code, possibly via declarative design specification.&quot;
WaveMaker’s development studio runs in a browser and looks like PowerBuilder or MS Access. Use drag and drop to assemble your application, deploy to your desktop a data center or a variety of clouds with a single click, and maintain your application easily using WM
The WaveMaker platform is based entirely on open source components like Spring and Hibernate. WaveMaker consists of 4 components: 1) the drag and drop developer studio, 2) the runtime, which provides security and cloud management; 3) a set of prebuilt application templates that enable drag and drop assembly of business applications and integration with collaboration services like email, document sharing and contact management
Developing applications visually has a huge productivity payoff For SAIC, we cut the time to get new developers productive on Java from 2 years to 2 months For National City Bank, we reduced the amount of code needed to build a customer management system by 98% For KANA, we helped them reduce maintenance costs for their customers by over 75%
WaveMaker is used by developers who are not Java experts but who want to build standards-based web applications. It turns out, there are a lot of those people! WaveMaker has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times, but what we track are the number of developers who download the product, then come back and register for the WaveMaker community and participate actively there. So far, WaveMaker has gained over 15,000 community developers – so not only are we the only open source player in the cloud dev platform space, but we have also built significant momentum in that space.
As an open source product, getting started with WaveMaker is incredibly easy. You can download WaveMaker or go to cloud.wavemaker.com to access our cloud-based development studio. Next, join our fanatical developer community to get help and support for your project. Finally, contact Wavemaker to get training, services and support.
Democratizing The Cloud Cloud Dev Case Studies March, 2010
Citizen Developers By 2014, Citizen Developers will build at least 25% of new business applications.
Four Converging Forces Mass Personalization Infrastructure Industrialization Developer Tool Evolution Changing Demographics
Waves of RAD Tools 2008-???? 1990-2008 1980 - 1989 1960-1979 RPG MARK IV MAPPER Clipper Natural FoxPro PowerBuilder MS Access Progress OpenEdge WaveMaker Reproduced from Gartner’s “Citizen Developer” presentation, 2009 VisualForce Oracle APEX “ Consider WaveMaker if you want a standard-based RAD tool.” – Eric Knipp, Gartner