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WebRatio Platform is the Low-Code platform that simplifies and accelerates the development of enterprise applications because it allows you to visually design all of the aspects of software functioning, writing just a few lines of code, to define the data model, integrations, web services, interfaces, management, and automation of business processes, for web and mobile applications, both back end and front end.
It is a Low-Code platform designed for professionals and companies that allows you to create applications 7 times faster than traditional programming, with a 60% reduction in the time-to-market and payback periods.
The WebRatio Low-Code Platform contains three development environments in one—web, mobile, and BPA—to accelerate the digitization of processes in companies, leading to a 30% savings in terms of resources.
With WebRatio Platform, it is possible to quickly create any web application with innovative functions, personalized graphics, and unique user interfaces, thus offering a tailored digital experience with industrial quality.
The applications automatically generated by the WebRatio Low-Code Platform are standard Java applications and can be released both on the premises and in any cloud space, without further usage or end-user costs.
The mobile technology of the WebRatio Low-Code Platform allows you to develop customized iOS and Android apps without writing a single line of code, drawing the project only once and releasing it for both platforms, thanks to cross-platform technology.
The testing phase is simplified by the simulator integrated into the Low-Code Platform and by the possibility of testing the mobile app directly on your device.
The process designer and the BPM engine integrated into WebRatio Platform simplify digital transformation and automation because they allow business processes to be defined with a single visual approach and to make them immediately digitally available for both back-end and front-end applications, integrating with the development of, and Mobile interfaces.
Low-Code platforms such as WebRatio Platform include tools that replace writing programming code with a much more straightforward and more intuitive visual approach, which allows you to define all aspects of applications much faster, automatically generating the code to be released into the environment of testing and production.
The Interaction Flow Designer is the main tool of WebRatio Platform, where Low-Coders can visually design the structure, contents, and behaviors of the application, as it is presented to the online user, thanks to the Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML) visual design language.
The visual approach of the designer makes the applications’ development much more intuitive than writing the programming code, and, without having to deal with the repetitive and low-value parts, the Low-Coders can concentrate on the new functionality and logic of the application.
The UI Designer is a visual editor for designing user interfaces for web and mobile applications. It is a WYSIWYG tool used to customize the graphic aspect of applications down to the smallest detail. It is composed of a main area, which is both editor and preview, where it is possible to modify the UI with a simple drag and drop from the widget bar. The widget library is dynamic, depends on the style associated with the web/mobile project, and can be extended with widgets created by developers
It is possible to create personalized widgets using the dedicated wizard that automatically presets all of the configurations necessary for the platform. You can thus create customized libraries for your company and your customers, developing widgets with Angular technology, without having to settle for predefined solutions.
The layout is also fully customizable, where you can choose from the predefined themes or create custom themes by defining the color palette, the font set, and the icons that you want to add to the default library for a unique look and feel.
The Business Process Model visual designer allows you to visually design business processes using BPMN notation, defining participants, tasks, subprocesses, automatic processing flows, messages and notifications, automatic events, and gateways to decide the conditions of carrying out the activities.
Thanks to the BPMN process synchronization wizard with the web application, it is possible to automatically create a dashboard for each process actor and all of the user interfaces necessary for the execution of user tasks.
The designer allows you to define a domain model in UML, which describes the structure of the information managed by the application, even by importing it from an external data source. Thanks to the low-code approach, it is possible to automatically obtain the classic CRUD operations (create, read, update, and delete) and draw the logical processing flow of further application functions, which are then published with OpenAPI. The definition of role-based access control (RBAC) rules allows you to secure access to published APIs for only specific users. The automatic result is a microservice that exposes the ready-to-use APIs for both internal and external projects to the platform.
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Within the low-code development tools, the heart of the platform is visual languages, which replace writing programming code. WebRatio uses three standard languages adopted by the OMG (Object Management Group) consortium: IFML (Interaction Flow Modeling Language), the first visual language for modeling the interaction between the user and the application, which defines the structure and behavior of the software solution, conceived by WebRatio and adopted by OMG as a standard in 2013, BPMN (Business Process Modeling and Notation) for process definition, and UML (Unified Modeling Language) for data structure definition.
The interaction Flow Modeling Language is a language that includes a set of graphical notations for creating visual models that represent user interactions with the application on the front end.
IFML is used to express the contents displayed and the navigation paths between the elements of the interface, the events and user interactions, the links with the business logic, and the databases that contain the information.
The Business Process Modeling and Notation BPMN is a visual modeling specification developed by OMG. It is the standard that provides a graphical notation for specifying business process models in a Business Process Diagram. The objective of the BPMN is to support business process management activities, and within WebRatio platform, it is used to define the business logic that links various services and applications, simplifying their management and orchestration.
UML is the third OMG standard used in WebRatio Platform. It is a visual language whose notation is used to define object-oriented models to represent domains of different kinds.
Within the OpenAPI Designer of WebRatio Platform, the class diagram is used in particular to define the domain model, with the types of objects and the relationships between them contained in the information structure on which the back-end and front-end applications are based.
The WebRatio Low-Code platform is an advanced tool that allows you to create applications with innovative and customized features down to the smallest detail. It is a tool for professional-level Low-Coders, meaning those profiles with an IT or business background.
The Professional Low-Coder is a full-stack developer who, thanks to the focus on business performance, brings added value to the company, actively contributing to innovation and the achievement of objectives.
Low-code platforms implement Agile practices, such as rapid MVP (Minimum Viable Product) realization, continuous improvements with feedback, increasing responsiveness to change, and facilitating the change management necessary during digital transformation in a company.
The Agile methodology understands the relationship between people, processes, and technology. Low-Code platforms like the WebRatio Platform simplify the relationship between people and processes because they have a positive impact on both. For people, the increased productivity helps the developer shortage, whereas the visual approach makes collaboration easier. From the point of view of processes, the improvement of collaboration between stakeholders leads to a greater understanding of business activities and objectives.
Implementing DevOps practices reduces the time to market, increases business agility, and makes companies more resilient. WebRatio Platform is ready for the development phases of the methodology because it integrates with any corporate DevOps environment and creates applications with modular microservice architectures, which make the implementation of practices more effective. In this way, the DevOps+Agile+Low-Code combination can already be achieved, transforming the method of doing digital innovation.
Java applications using Spring and Hibernate technologies
Java applications using Spring and Hibernate technologies
Vendor lock-in means making customers dependent on the use of products and services. not being able to change vendors without significant switching costs.
In Low-Code development, vendors can apply vendor lock-in to generated applications, making customers dependent on using development platforms or related services.
Vendors can apply various strategies to bind customers with technological or economic constraints.
From a technological point of view, almost any aspect can be a reason for constraint: the use of the generated applications, the number of end users who use them, the release environment, the limits of scalability, integrations, code access source, and modification of the created solutions.
The combination of these limits can lead to Low-Code Platform usage subscriptions that lock customers up with additional costs beyond those required to develop applications.
No Lock-In Strategies
The use of WebRatio Platform does not include any of the constraints described; on the contrary, it offers a very simple flat subscription system: a periodic subscription per development station that can use the applications created even without using the platform.
60% More Than Other Platforms
From the analysis of the function points by the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG), a global and independent analysis body in the IT sector, it appears that an average time of 8.3 hours is required to create a function point with traditional programming languages, whereas 1.8 hours is required with market Low-Code technologies.
From the same Function Point Analysis method, it has been revealed that only 1.13 hours of WebRatio Platform use are required, which means a 60% increase in productivity compared to other Low-Code platforms.
Collaborative Innovation Tool
Platforms bring organizational innovation to the company, increasing engagement and bonding between IT and other enterprise teams. In every phase of the company’s development, Low-Code can support the business: in the creative step, it allows you to spend more time conceiving and planning; management is supported by digitization, with more tracking and control; delegation is simplified thanks to the better communication given by the visual approach; coordination is easier with a single tool for all work groups; and collaboration between teams improves because the need for intermediation and integration between different platforms or languages is eliminated.
For Modern Microservices Applications
WebRatio Platform allows the creation of microservices architectures, overcoming the limits of the old monolithic applications. Microservices are synonymous with simplification because separate, modular systems that perform specific tasks are easier to develop, maintain, and scale. The development organization can be in focused teams, thus improving the quality of the result; microservices deployment is faster; errors are isolated and easier to trace, improving application security monitoring; microservices modularity is compatible with CI/CD and Agile practices; and the scalability of applications is simplified, thanks to modularity and the possibility of reuse.
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