App Development

All successful modern businesses engage in app development at some point.

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Six books to get you started with MDE

25 August 2021 • 3 minutes

Do you want to take a deep dive into Model-Driven Engineering and Model-Driven Development. We've compiled our top picks to get you started.

Written by Shannon England

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Finding the right balance of people, processes and tools in software services

06 June 2021 • 3 minutes

Introducing the founding member within the Codebots Partner Program, WorkingMouse.

Written by Yianni Stergou - WorkingMouse

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An introduction into Java Functional Streams

11 May 2021 • 7 minutes

Down the Streams without a Paddle. A whitewater introduction to Java's Stream processing library.

Written by Jörn Guy Süß

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Generate a C# project from Visual Studio Code

06 May 2021 • 3 minutes

Codebots has launched a new product offering called Generate that is now available right within Visual Studio Code. Software developers can generate a full-stack C# application shaving weeks off their usual development time.

Written by Eban Escott

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Using C# source generators with C#Bot

19 April 2021 • 8 minutes

Since C# 9, source generators have added another way for developers to generate code. There are lots of intriguing use cases that could help out with a bunch of different development tasks. Let's take a look at how this new technology can be used with C#Bot.

Written by Eban Escott

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What is Model-Driven Engineering?

05 March 2021 • 3 minutes

Professor Dimitris Kolovos from the University of York introduces the concept of Model-Driven Engineering.

Written by Dimitris Kolovos

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How to effectively sell your project manager on Codebots

25 February 2021 • 19 minutes

This article is for developers who want to convince their managers that Codebots is a tool worth using. Owning your Intellectual Property (IP), boosting quality, and saving time are all things that managers love to hear about. So, while they get what they want, you can learn and play with some new frameworks and deliver applications with confidence.

Written by Eban Escott

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How to price software development for your company

12 February 2021 • 11 minutes

There is a lot of talk about how a product should be priced, but not much talk about how you should price building a software application. In this article, I discuss some different approaches for software development companies on how they can price their service.

Written by Eban Escott

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What is a code generator?

18 December 2020 • 10 minutes

Code generators are ubiquitous in software engineering and when they are understood, they can lead to all sorts of benefits. From scaffolding generation like in Ruby on Rails, to REST API generation like Swagger Codegen, there are a lot of useful code generation tools available.

Written by Eban Escott

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Why should I use CI for a website?

17 December 2020 • 12 minutes

When Codebots rebuilt codebots.com authors happily became coders. In this article, we will tell you how and why we made this change and how you might do the same!

Written by Jörn Guy Süß

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How to score 99/100 for Lighthouse Performance

19 November 2020 • 6 minutes

Codebots make development fast, and so we rebuilt codebots.com to be the same. In this article we'll show you how this feat was accomplished for our production site and how you might do the same!

Written by Jordi Kitto

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What are microservices and what are they used for?

04 February 2020 • 3 minutes

Microservices are a software development technique that arranges an application as a collection of loosely coupled services.

Written by Eban Escott

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What is Rapid Application Development (RAD)?

04 February 2020 • 11 minutes

Rapid application development (RAD) is a methodology that focuses on - as the name indicates - developing rapidly through frequent iterations and continuous feedback. As the demand for new software and features skyrockets in our modern tech era, RAD has become an increasingly popular development method in business globally.

Written by Christine Chien

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What is source code? How it works and why you should own yours.

24 October 2019 • 5 minutes

Source code is a set of instructions that a computer program will follow. It's the genetic makeup of your application or website. When you don't own your source code, you are 100% at the mercy of the development firm that built your app.

Written by Leo Mylonas

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5 reasons CTOs are choosing multiexperience development platforms (MXDPs)

05 March 2019 • 5 minutes

Multiexperience development platforms (MXDPs) help organisations to rapidly scale their applications across a range of platforms and devices.

Written by Eban Escott

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History of app building tools

05 March 2019 • 9 minutes

Most modern app building tools are lumped together under the banner of low-code; however, a split is emerging. Some platforms help developers be more productive and some help non-developers become developers.

Written by Eban Escott

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What is technical debt and how do you pay it off?

28 May 2018 • 3 minutes

If you work in any industry related to software development, you should be familiar with the term "Technical Debt", but what the heck does it mean?!

Written by Tessa Holland

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Prototyping is dead, long live synchronous development + design

16 April 2018 • 5 minutes

This issue with prototyping is so serious even Marcin Treder (UXPin, CEO) says it is the biggest problem in the design industry. Considering UXPin is a company by designers and for designers, we clearly have a problem.

Written by Shannon England

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Use Git to Git good code

21 December 2017 • 2 minutes

Version control is a fact of life for any software project. Whether you're writing code with a bunch of other people, or it's just you doing your own thing in your spare time, you need to find a way to manage the different versions of your software, the features you develop, and what you're releasing to the public.

Written by Leo Mylonas

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What are environments in software development? A guide to the development, beta, and production environments.

20 December 2017 • 2 minutes

Software development teams use environments to create "stages" as they progress apps through the development process.

Written by Tessa Holland

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Before it wrecks itself, Codebots checks itself

23 November 2017 • 5 minutes

When humans write code, they need to generate tests to ensure their code works properly, and doesn't cause any problems in other pieces of the code that have already been written. When codebots write code, they also need to write tests, just like humans. This Academy post is all about writing tests to make sure your project is working properly.

Written by Hayden Steel

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The fast beats the slow: be agile

21 August 2017 • 4 minutes

Agile is a buzzword that's been circulating around the IT industry for some time now. It's been gaining traction over the years and is now the favoured development approach for many development teams. Codebots is no exception.

Written by Eban Escott