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Get Analysts To Notice Your Unsolicited Email

Andrew Cornwall 23 hours ago
Believe it or not, I love getting unsolicited emails from a vendor. These messages keep me informed about developments in the areas I cover. They’re part of how I learn. A good email tells me a lot, and I’ll take what I’ve learned to Forrester’s clients. A not-so-good email will — at best — do […]
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Forrester’s Now Tech: Integrated Software Delivery Platforms, Q2 2022 — A Primer

Christopher Condo 23 hours ago
Vendors replied to our invitation to participate in Forrester’s Now Tech: Integrated Software Delivery Platforms, Q2 2022 with a common refrain: “What is an ISDP?” Now that we’ve published the ISDP Now Tech, we thought it’d be good to go in depth into where this category came from, why it matters, identify four different types […]

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Is Low Code For Dummies?

John Bratincevic 3 days ago
Does lowering the technical bar to develop software mean that low-code is just for those who can’t do better? Our research shows the answer is a clear "no."
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Doing, Selling, And Being Headless Commerce

Joe Cicman May 3, 2022
Different roles have different relationships to headless commerce. Yet the concept is easier explained when you can settle on a frame of reference.
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Why Headless Commerce Is A Pain In The Neck

Joe Cicman April 29, 2022
It’s not your fault you don’t understand “headless commerce.” Great products have great names that express what they are and why they’re good. Like “doghouse” or “sugar-free gum.” But headless commerce … that’s confusing, and it’s poorly messaged. Let’s run two tests to illustrate this. (Full disclosure: This is a roast of headless commerce.) Round […]
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The Top Tech That Will Win Over Banks In 2022

Jost Hoppermann April 29, 2022
Banks are investing in a wide range of emerging technologies. Not all have equal potential today. Find out what’s hot and what’s not.
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The Top Three Solutions In B2C Commerce In 2022 — Each Holds A Unique Position In The Market

Emily Pfeiffer April 28, 2022
The Forrester Wave™ for B2C Commerce Solutions surfaced a significant shift in the market, which we predicted but did not expect to see so quickly or so clearly.

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The Top Three Solutions For B2B Commerce In 2022

Joe Cicman April 28, 2022
The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 surfaced a significant shift in the market, which we predicted but did not expect to see so quickly or so clearly. So What Did The Results Reveal About The Market? Three solutions scored higher than more broadly adopted solutions. In all three cases, these solutions take a […]
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Starting Up The Low-Code Market

Jessica D'Oliveira April 27, 2022
Learn three ways that low code can help drive the startup market.
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Application Sustainability Is More Than A Programming Language Choice

Sandy Carielli April 21, 2022
(Part 2 of a two-part series) Still Calling On Developers To Save The Earth! Two days ago, we introduced the concept of application sustainability and noted that while less abstract languages may have lower energy costs, there are other considerations in sustainable development and deployment. Whether your team is starting up a sustainable development initiative […]
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Calling On All Developers To Save The Earth

Sandy Carielli April 19, 2022
The emerging concept of application sustainability may help developers make more energy-efficient choices. Here, we look at what the concept entails.
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Six Questions You Should Ask Before You Ship Your Next Mobile App

Andrew Cornwall April 15, 2022
When you’re building a high-quality mobile app, you’ve committed both time and money. Insufficient testing, though, can spoil your investment. Forrester’s checklist for mobile testing identifies 38 pitfalls that can easily be overlooked. Here are six of them that many mobile application development teams forget: 1. Have you tested your UI with all forms of […]

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Meet Jessica D’Oliveira, Forrester’s Newest Low-Code Analyst

Jessica D'Oliveira April 6, 2022
Hello, my name is Jessica D’Oliveira, and I am the newest analyst on Forrester’s application development and delivery team. I will be joining John Bratincevic and Rob Koplowitz in researching low code. My Story I am passionate about low-code development because it has had a profound effect on my life, my career, and my ability […]
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Some Research Themes For Financial Services In 2022 (Plus A Survey You Can Take To Help)

Peter Wannemacher March 22, 2022
We’ve been diving deep into a number of topics that financial services executives and their teams care about (or should care about). Here are just five of the topics we find particularly interesting: Embedded finance. A crop of fintech startups and large financial providers are investing in embedded finance — in which financial products and […]
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To The Browser And Beyond: WebAssembly Gets It Right

Andrew Cornwall March 15, 2022
In 2021, I predicted that WebAssembly (sometimes known as Wasm) would “help devs achieve painless global scale for workloads” and “that a major package in use today will get ported to WebAssembly and incorporated in a JavaScript library.” While it’s too early to declare victory on these predictions, I am confident that bytecode is back […]
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Tech Stack Optimization Must Balance Efficiency, Effectiveness, And Innovation

Liz Herbert February 18, 2022
Making smarter decisions about your application portfolio is critical. Learn how a future fit technology strategy can help you reduce, modernize, and redistribute your technology stack.
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To Earn Customer Trust, Sell Secure Products

Sandy Carielli February 11, 2022
Get tips on how improving application security can help you secure your products and retain the trust of your customers.

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Our List Of Kubernetes Best Practices — From The Real World

Lee Sustar February 8, 2022
Kubernetes is conquering IT infrastructure. But despite its notorious complexity, some people are doing it right. Get examples of some best practices here.
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Avoid An Open Source Security Nightmare

Andrew Cornwall January 20, 2022
We’ve had a few high-profile security problems with open source software. A disgruntled developer recently delivered intentionally modified releases of his faker.js and colors.js packages, which broke “thousands of projects” that relied on them. Some are wondering if it’s safe to use open source software at all. The White House certainly is — they’ve asked […]
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Log4j, Open Source Maintenance, And Why SBOMs Are Critical Now

Sandy Carielli December 15, 2021
Beyond the immediate response issues, the Log4j vulnerability poses longer-term risk management and community considerations.
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