Oracle has announced a new low code application platform, called Project Visual Code. This cloud based app development platform allows customers to easily build and publish applications or extend their applications through visually creating new integrated applications to meet a variety of business needs. The way the modern enterprise is run has made it highly important for organizations to reevaluate mobile application development in order to keep up with the changing demands.
Oftentimes, a businesses’ IT department is too busy to deliver enterprise applications on time to take advantage of new technological developments. With Oracle’s Project Visual Code, the headaches associated with app development have reduced to a minimum, allowing businesses to quickly and easily develop and extend enterprise mobile applications.
“Businesses need to be dynamic to remain relevant in today’s fast-paced business environment,” said Bill Pataky, vice president of product management for tools and frameworks at Oracle. “Project Visual Code introduces an effective way for business users to innovate in tandem with IT. It enables business users to extend and enrich off-the-shelf applications and build new solutions that can increase business efficiency and drive better results.”
Project Visual Code will present customers with a library of responsive user interface components and complete applications, available through the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, to add features that can be embedded directly into their own applications. Because there is very little coding required, business users and other developers are given a way to easily design and build applications that they need on their own, without needing to resort to their already busy IT department.
“More than ever before, AD&D pros must obsess over their user interface designs. Today, customers and employees expect to access applications from a wide range of devices, putting additional pressure on developers. Low-code vendors employ familiar drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG techniques to speed user interface (UI) creation,” wrote Forrester analysts John Rymer and Clay Richardson in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016. The report goes on to say that many vendors “support responsive design, which automatically adapts forms and UIs based on the user’s device and screen resolution.”
Oracle’s Project Visual Code includes:
- Builder: Oracle provides a visual tool for creating and hosting Web and mobile business applications through a no-code-required, browser-based development approach. This new version enables the creation of reusable applications that can be exported and imported between customers. It also introduces the ability to integrate reusable UI components and external services.
- UI Design System: A new visual design system complements modern layouts and supports a responsive approach for multi-channel applications.
- Business Objects: Developers and business users can build applications over any REST based service or leverage the platform to easily create new objects for any custom data requirements. This enables users to create their own business objects and set validation rules, or take advantage of Project Visual Code’s scripting capability to define any rule their business requires.
- Application Marketplace: Customers and partners can access, share and sell complete applications as well as functional UI components with specific capabilities, all built on the new Project Visual Code. Within the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, public catalogs allow partners and developers to open up new revenue streams and sell their components and applications, while private catalogs enable organizations to create an internal repository of shared resources to be used among various departments.