Reify: A low-code platform for building any application

by Jeremy

More software development teams are using low-code tools to improve productivity. However, most low-code platforms limit the scope of what can be built and lack the flexibility required for complex enterprise projects. Typically, all development must be done in the low-code forum, which precludes standard IDEs and platforms. 

“The low-code revolution offers huge benefits in terms of agility and efficiency, but a lot of enterprises are ‘locked out of it because the tools don’t meet their needs. Those needs fall into three key areas: regulations and control of data, complexity, and integration, and pricing,” said Charles Kendrick, CTO of Reify. 

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Reify comes from Isomorphic — the company whose SmartClient/SmartGWT platform has been proven over the past 20 years in the most complicated web applications across many industries.

“Other low-code vendors started with a visual tool and then built in limited extension points.  We built Reify as a front-end to our proven platform,” said Kendrick. “With that approach, you have this potent visual tool, but you can also drop down to the full power of the underlying platform, any time you need to.”

Regulations and Control of Data

Many enterprises can’t allow their data or application designs to leave their carefully controlled networks. If they do, they’ll be out of compliance with HIPAA, DFARS, PCI DSS, GLBA, or other regulations. These businesses have been forced to ignore low-code platforms that require off-premises cloud storage, cloud hosting, or cloud processing.

“So many low-code tools are cloud-only, or they don’t give you sufficient control over deployment to handle regulatory requirements,” said Kendrick. “That precludes entire classes of companies from using them.”

Reify offers a complete behind-the-firewall solution, so data and designs never leave the company network.  Reify also allows an application to be exported and deployed to any system so that developers retain complete control.

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