OutSystems and Boncode Introduce Code Analysis Service to Reduce Application Risk

LONDON — 21st March, 2019OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, today announced a partnership with Boncode, a Dutch leading provider of software analysis services. The alliance will give OutSystems customers another powerful resource to ensure that the company’s applications are being implemented optimally for maintainability, reliability, performance, and security.

Agile development enables organisations to build quickly and integrate additional technologies. But as software is updated and new layers of functionality are added, risks increase as organisations try to balance the quality of delivery with speed. Researchers estimate that new business apps contain at least $1M in so-called “technical debt,” the implied cost of additional work to fix errors introduced through faulty agile processes.

The Boncode and OutSystems alliance effectively reduces technical debt, helping organisations to build fast and feel comfortable that the work they’re delivering is at peak quality levels. Having specialised in code analysis for object-oriented technologies such as Java and C#, Boncode coordinated its tooling, dashboard and approach to the specific characteristics of the OutSystems platform. The offering aligns to the strict standards of ISO 25010. This makes it possible to assess the future-proofness of OutSystems solutions and continuously monitor whether applications have been developed correctly and optimally, to ensure that risks are transparent and manageable.

Specific attention has been given to the implemented architecture. Besides visualising the implemented architecture, the Boncode analysis tool also warns for violations of the OutSystems 4 Layer Canvas model.

Jeroen Meetsma, CTO of Boncode, emphasises: “Software architecture often has a greater impact on the maintainability of a software product than the quality of the source code. Software architecture should therefore be analysed in combination with source-code measurement.”

Vopak OutSystems solutions are monitored by Boncode
Low-code customers such as Vopak, one of the world’s largest tank terminal operators for the oil and gas industry, use the Boncode services and tooling to quantify its quality standards.

“The applications developed in OutSystems form the foundation of our business-critical systems,” said Leo Brand, CIO of Vopak. “Independent transparency about the quality and maintainability of the developed systems is therefore essential to our success. The Boncode metrics provide us with the desired transparency and enable Vopak to manage our development process on the basis of facts.”

“Development teams are building so fast and adding so much functionality using low-code, they need to be sure their apps get delivered with high quality and no additional technical debt,” said Mike Hughes, senior director of product marketing for OutSystems. “Boncode’s customised solution helps them take full advantage of the benefits of low-code and gives them the peace of mind they need to meet their organisations’ strategic needs.”

About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems.

About Boncode
Boncode helps organisations make their digital transformation manageable, profitable and viable in the future based on fact-based analysis of software quality. Boncode specialises in supplying this information through the measurement, visualisation and optimisation of applications’ technical software quality. Our metrics and tooling are based on ISO 25010 standards. Visit us at www.bon-code.nl/en or follow us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/boncode.

Source: RealWire