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Parallel Agile announced a new version of CodeBot, a low-code MERN stack application generator.
CodeBot now connects screens to databases and provides an extensive library of UI components to build a complete application “at the speed of thought”.
CodeBot uses your domain models and wireframes to automatically build an enterprise application – including a scalable, secure REST API, MongoDB database schema, Java client library, etc. Our latest release creates a fully integrated React web-app and automatically deploys it for testing.
“This release finally achieves our product goal of an end-to-end application generator, which supports an evolutionary, domain driven approach to agile development,” said Matt Stephens, Chief Architect and Director of Software Development at Parallel Agile. “UX-focused iterations that would have previously taken days or weeks can now be turned around in minutes,” he added.
In addition, the code generation process is fast, enabling a brand-new approach towards iterative development.
“Fundamentally, the benefits of an agile approach to development derive from running a feedback-driven project, where there are no long delays before working software can be tried out by project stakeholders,” said Doug Rosenberg, CEO of Parallel Agile. “CodeBot’s ability to generate and deploy a working application in a few minutes compresses sprint time from a couple of weeks to a couple of hours – and faster iterations enable the project to be more feedback-driven. With CodeBot, development literally happens at the speed of thought. Edit your wireframes and re-generate (and immediately redeploy) the application so that it’s instantly accessible to project stakeholders, whether they be from the human factors team, the QA team, or real customers. CodeBot puts the Agile in Parallel Agile,” he added.
According to Professor Barry Boehm, Senior Advisor at Parallel Agile and Founder of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering, “The Parallel Agile process applies the spiral model of development on a per-use-case basis. When combined with CodeBot’s ability to generate and deploy a database access API to glue the use cases together, teams of any size can collaborate easily, enabling a parallel processing approach to development and resulting speed improvement.”
CodeBot annual licenses can now be purchased at the Parallel Agile website. What’s more, customers can sign up for a demo session where they can engage and gain a better understanding of the toolset and the process.