You simply can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow.
If there is one thing our team here at Linx knows it is that developing in-house or single customer software is radically different from building software that is shipped to thousands of customers. Our users demand a product that ticks all the boxes – ease of use, reliability and performance – and then some. With so many blog posts out there describing the benefits of low-code programming, we thought we’d focus on what really makes the Linx difference.
Connecting your automation army
A powerful workflow automation tool may rapidly create workflows to automate business processes, but only if it’s connected. If you have to end up coding connectivity, what you’ve gained in accelerated application development from your workflow, you’ve lost in time-consuming, hand-coded, point-to-point integrations to tie the necessary data into your automation system. Linx delivers world-class, out-of-the-box connectivity to any cloud or on-premise application, database, system or data endpoint in your ecosystem. This ensures that the integration solution is not just about meeting the functional requirements of today, but also potential future requirements such as performance, scalability, reusability and maintenance.
A platform for evolvable systems
We all know that the software we are building today is most likely not the software that would be running a year later. Times change, businesses changes, requirements change. Linx provides a flexible and scalable tool for this exact purpose. Besides supporting all the standards, formats, and protocols you need to connect systems and build autonomous trigger-driven workflows, the low-code environment allows for rapid development, design, testing and deployment of new processes to ensure your business can make modern architecture a reality without the burden of upgrading hardware, skills or headcount.
Modern IT needs modern thinking
Five years ago waterfall applications would have typically taken months to go live, with coffee-laden IT teams spending countless hours translating business requirements into workable designs. Today’s IT is no longer about which software methodology you use but rather how IT supports the business via time-to-business-value for new applications and services.
Ultimately, the modern development model is about combining learnings and best practices from dozens of different frameworks and technologies. Linx borrows the best technology from BPM, ETL and EAI tools and combined with low code, provides a fast, effective tool for the modern IT pro.
APIS are forever
Successful companies have proven that there is a major opportunity when businesses can bring their legacy systems and applications into the API mould so they can integrate them with modern applications. But APIs can be among your greatest assets or liabilities.
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As microservices and cloud computing are streamlining RESTful API design as the future, it is important for developers and architects to address consistency in their applications, from design to deployment. You want to be careful about crafting your API. Good APIs create long-term solutions; bad ones create long-term support nightmares. APIs touch on so many different aspects of the digital platform ecosystem of a company so having a product that eases the pain of connecting various applications and managing the flow of data in a disciplined way is surely a win. Linx not only allows for fast connections, but makes it trivially simple to deploy custom business logic on the server-side. The end result is that data flows are going to be at the centre of innovation in integrations for the foreseeable future. In addition, the powerful programming functions allow for faster development of all things API, including event handlers which can be triggered when your app makes API calls.