Development teams typically need hundreds of person hours to develop an application or to fully integrate a new platform. Prototypes and Proofs of Concept (PoC) also take many weeks (or even months) to develop. If you could significantly reduce these timeframes, you would accelerate time to market and expedite PoCs and rollouts. This advantage saves money and reduces the risk of missing features, late deliveries or inadequate testing.
Not only is development an expensive undertaking, but the amount of time invested also limits the amount of innovation. With shorter development cycles, you gain the time and flexibility to experiment, to model new ideas, to consider adding new customer-requested features that weren’t in the original plan, and to continuously improve your applications through rapid prototyping.
This paper discusses how a new generation of platforms in the application stack is designed to both deliver a specific layer of functionality and enable rapid prototyping, allowing development teams to focus their efforts on the value they add and gain time for more innovation.