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8/23/2015
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Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise

Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
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FileMaker Pro 14

FileMaker Pro 14 is, in some ways, similar to Intuit QuickBase. It lets people build applications and create the underlying database with simple drag-and-drop operations. It differs from Intuit Quickbase in at least one huge and critical way, though: While Intuit Quickbase is entirely in the cloud and on the Web, FileMaker Pro 14 is primarily based on self-hosted and app technology (though it can certainly be used to build Web applications, as well).
We've covered FileMaker Pro 14 before, so I won't go into similar depth here. The main thing to keep in mind is that, while FileMaker is wholly owned by Apple, the development platform and apps are available on Windows and Apple platforms, with Web applications accessible from any device.
Various FileMaker 14 products are available on a subscription basis with prices ranging from $9 to $29 per user, per month. It's important to note that FileMaker's licensing and technology assume that you're going to be building these applications for internal use. If you're looking for a platform that will be perfect for a customer-facing app, then there are other solutions that will more easily fit that need.

(Image: FileMaker)

FileMaker Pro 14

FileMaker Pro 14 is, in some ways, similar to Intuit QuickBase. It lets people build applications and create the underlying database with simple drag-and-drop operations. It differs from Intuit Quickbase in at least one huge and critical way, though: While Intuit Quickbase is entirely in the cloud and on the Web, FileMaker Pro 14 is primarily based on self-hosted and app technology (though it can certainly be used to build Web applications, as well).

We've covered FileMaker Pro 14 before, so I won't go into similar depth here. The main thing to keep in mind is that, while FileMaker is wholly owned by Apple, the development platform and apps are available on Windows and Apple platforms, with Web applications accessible from any device.

Various FileMaker 14 products are available on a subscription basis with prices ranging from $9 to $29 per user, per month. It's important to note that FileMaker's licensing and technology assume that you're going to be building these applications for internal use. If you're looking for a platform that will be perfect for a customer-facing app, then there are other solutions that will more easily fit that need.

(Image: FileMaker)

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Ashu001
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11/16/2015 | 10:32:48 PM
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Bateye,

LOL!

Glad to see that you agree with my opinion entirely here!

It can sound a little funny initially but actually makes immense sense when one looks at it from a Larger(more Enterprise-wide) viewpoint.
Gigi3
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11/9/2015 | 4:06:26 AM
Re: Integration
"yes, you are right :) I would say life is too short... to worry about material things.."

Bayte, why to be get worries. If you are in a systematic way of executing the assignments; everything can be get complimented. 
Gigi3
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11/9/2015 | 4:04:44 AM
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"thank you, in my books if thing done properly and right way no one could take it away from you :)... how I see it..."

Batye, may be true and that's the way of disciplinary work. We are talking about continuous effort and hard work for growth and sustainability. Eventhough both can complement each other, they are in different entity. One is a systematic way of executing the assigned work and other is about systematic growth. 
batye
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batye,
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11/4/2015 | 2:26:09 PM
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@Gigi3, yes, you are right :) I would say life is too short... to worry about material things...
batye
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batye,
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11/4/2015 | 6:09:54 AM
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@Gigi3, thank you, in my books if thing done properly and right way no one could take it away from you :)... how I see it...
Gigi3
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11/4/2015 | 6:02:15 AM
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"yes, could not agree more.. good point... right on the money :)"

Batye, money or perks are monitory or materialistic benefits.  Not only that your growth, position, capability etc are merely depending up on your efforts and hardworking.
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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11/4/2015 | 5:58:37 AM
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"interesting observation - it like middle life crisis with soft impact of feeling sorry... in IT everything hard work - nothing is easy...."

Batye, Yes, you are very right. Nothing can substitute for your hard work and effort.  
batye
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batye,
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11/2/2015 | 8:16:47 PM
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@Ashu001 yes, could not agree more.. good point... right on the money :)
batye
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batye,
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11/2/2015 | 8:12:53 PM
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@Gigi3, interesting observation - it like middle life crisis with soft impact of feeling sorry... in IT everything hard work - nothing is easy....
Gigi3
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11/2/2015 | 6:23:13 AM
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"Yes its true. I meet a lot of blokes who show very little or non-existent ambition through most of their career and then suddenly wake up and decide to "Achieve something". LOL!

Those kind of people are the most interesting (IMHO).Its usually phenomenal to watch how much they achieve in so little time and with minimal effort. LOL!!!"

Asish, some peoples are aggressive at certain points and some are like wait and act steadily. Those who are aggressive may not able to keep it throughout their career or pursue it further after a certain point. But those who are stable can win the situation because they are neither aggressive nor slow. When chances come they will make use of them. Others or lazy peoples call such instances as "Luck".
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