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Alpha Anywhere's Approach to Rapid Application Development - Coding Optional

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In today's mobile and web world, where the pressure to produce results is greater than ever and where the complexity of producing cross platform mobile and web business applications is at an all time high, more and more companies and developers are revisiting the concept of RAD - Rapid Application Development/Modification
RAD is not a new concept, but the challenge of producing a great RAD product is greater than ever in the complex cross platform mobile and web world that we now live in:
The challenge can be summarized in the following terms: "How do you produce a development and deployment environment for business apps that lets one minimize the coding required and therefore the time it takes to get the job done, while at the same time, making sure that the environment does NOT get in the way when one wants to code on either the client or the server side?" Remember developers will always want to know that they are not prevented from coding, if there is something in the business requirement of the app that is specialized and requires coding! Building an environment that meets this  challenge head on is the key goal we have set for ourselves at Alpha, and according to our customers we appear to be succeeding with Alpha Anywhere.
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About Author

Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.


The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.

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