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General Internet Uses WaveMaker RAD For Quick App Development

By Casey Houser
March 21, 2016

The rapid application development (RAD) model of software development exists as an alternative to the standard waterfall method. Whereas the latter focuses on rigorous planning and analysis before prototyping and design begins, RAD uses a more direct approach of jumping directly into prototyping and design while being open to changes in the structure of development as projects progress.

Companies such as WaveMaker, which has found its latest client in software development company General Internet, create their own application creation software that tries to enhance the RAD model of design. General Internet has now adopted the WaveMaker RAD as one of its primary design platforms for the creation of a variety of applications. Xavier Vaucois, the CEO of General Internet, has more:

“With WaveMaker, we can give birth to projects that could simply not exist otherwise and we can produce high-quality systems,” Vaucois began after remarks that his company creates software for the e-commerce and financial service industries, among many others.

“We could not build more projects using conventional tools with longer and more complex code development and lengthy code iteration cycles,” he continued. “The math simply would not work. Rapid application development with WaveMaker has helped us address this conundrum in ways that a few years ago were unheard of.”

Interesting to General Internet’s choice of WaveMaker is that Vaucois admitted to his company having sifted through several RAD platforms. This appears to be an ongoing process – “quite frankly, we continuously test many RAD technologies,” he said – and in the process it found WaveMaker as the latest and greatest of the pack. This type of tight competition may be present in other relationships between companies, but CEOs do not often make outright note of the fact.

The RAD model fits General Internet well because of the business model it has created wherein it desires quick turnaround in the development of custom applications built for its clients. Of course, its applications need to perform as effectively as counterparts developed within a standard waterfall method. RAD can simply save General Internet and clients a lot of money if developers use it to its full potential.

Vijay Pullur, the CEO of WaveMaker, indicated that General Internet prizes innovation, speed, and scalability as important features to this business model. It needs its products to work well, but it also needs them to find life quickly. For the benefit of its clients, General Internet’s relationship with WaveMaker appears to hand its development teams exactly what they need. Both parties will certainly want the good nature to last.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Contributing Writer

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