At work lately I’ve been encountering a lot of Business Process Management or BPM tools in disguise. It got me to wondering if the open source community is active in this area. I found this blog post which suggests maybe. These do appear to be mostly free, but they have commercial companies around them which always complicates the issue.
Today my colleague pointed out a commercial RAD tool that was very promising. It’s called outsystems Agility Platform and it is worth a look if you are in the market for this kind of solution.
What does all this mean? Nothing maybe. Eventually it could spell the end to the software engineering profession as it exists today. I doubt that will be tomorrow, but it could happen. Wouldn’t that make for an interesting world?