I’ve been involved in code generation, model driven development and low code since 2005. And I worked with 4GL in the early 1990s. The idea has been around for much longer than that, so the 2011 is a random number, Matt.

Apart from that, the big break through has been predicted for years, and it keeps floating foreword. With companies like Mendix, Entando and some others new ideas were introduced and a next step was made, but as long as the OutSustems, IBMs and other dinos keep chewing on their by now outdated solution, the breakthrough will keep shifting.

The main reasons underlying that? Customers don’t trust new software technology and developers are too fond of jumping from on low level framework to the next. Even Gartner is wrong sometimes…

Independent Software architect, trainer and coach at Delphino Consultancy (http://www.delphino-consultancy.nl)

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