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Praveen Seshadri

Praveen is CEO of AppSheet and full-time coder. Over his career, he has pursued the "dream" of declarative end-user programming in various incarnations. In a previous life, he was a CS professor at Cornell University. And in another previous life, he was a partner engineering manager at Microsoft in the SQLServer and Bing teams.

Recent Posts

The AppSheet Manifesto Part 2: No-Code is "Know"-Code

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the AppSheet Manifestothe beliefs and principles that form the basis of the AppSheet platform. The manifesto had three major customer-centric assertions: (a) about the technology, (b) about the product, and (c) about the business. This article is about the first assertion  that "no-code" technology is powerful enough to design and deliver rich, powerful, and meaningful mobile apps for billions of customers. In fact, we believe that for the vast majority of mobile apps, the no-code model is clearly the optimal model for app development.

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The AppSheet Manifesto Part 1: How AppSheet Was Founded

In January, I wrote about our product roadmap for the AppSheet platform. The current set of articles is similar in spirit, but broader in scope – they describe our overall goals, why we come to work every day, what we see our customers doing, and how our customers are inspiring us and guiding us forward.

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Where We're Taking AppSheet This Year

We are excited to share our plans for 2017. We have ambitious plans to extend the AppSheet platform and to address many of the feature requests that you have asked for. This post lays out our plans in broad strokes.

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2017: A Year of Mobile Innovation and No-Code Apps

2017 is poised to be the year of the "no-code" citizen developer. This is not just some cottage industry or niche movement. While we are still at the early stages, "no-code" is a global transition that will transform the landscape of computing. For the very first time in the four decades of popular computing, the huge gap between creators and consumers of software will shrink and in fact potentially disappear. At AppSheet we're at the forefront of this change. 

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The Lean, Mean Software Machine: How We’re Building at AppSheet

The “lean” approach has become an established practice at startup companies as well as larger software companies. These organizations have learned that “lean development” quickly results in a product that their customers actually want. However, most successful software products today are not just products. They rapidly evolve into platforms on which customers build apps and solutions. Most of these software platforms though haven’t internalized that their customers also need to build apps and solutions using a lean methodology. Customers deserve better!

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